Recipe for Falafel

Ingredients

/2 pound broad fava beans (skinless),soaked overnight

1/2 pound dried chick peas, soaked overnight

3 cloves crushed garlic

1 large onion finely chopped

6 large scallions, finely chopped

1/2 hot pepper finely chopped or ground

1 tablespoon baking soda

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup finely chopped parsley

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

Drain and rinse the beans, using cold water.Take the skins of the beans off. Pound or grind the beans, or put through the food processor, minced to very fine. Add the garlic , onions and peppers, mix well. Add the remaining ingredients. Pound or process into a paste. Cover and let stand 1 1/2 hour.

Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and form into patties about 1 1/2 inch diameter.Let the patties set another 15 minutes. Fry them in vegetable oil until golden brown. See Tahini sauce recipe.


Best way to eat: Serve with fresh pita bread, tomato, cucumber top with tahini sauce.


A spicy patty made from dried beans, a great vegetarian dish! Makes a great sandwich.


Servings: 35 patties





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