Sun-Dried Tomato Falafels

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Falafel, Falafel
FA lafel 
faLA fel 
Falafel, FALAFEL

I really enjoy how this word feels in my mouth. 

I also really enjoy how they taste in my mouth. Have you ever made them?

This was a virgin Falafeling for me. Both eating and making. 
They're really easy to make. If you've ever made hummus before, you can totally do this. 

Even if you haven't... I have faith in you.

I believe they will become a staple around my diggs. 
I like stuff that I can make ahead of time and throw in my freezer to pull out for a quick meal when I'm feeling ultra lazy. 

Do you love hummus as much as I do? Because if so, these little falafels are basically little hummus patties. 

It's a little hard to see what's going on in the picture above, what with the explosion of vegetables and everything. Please allow me to explain...

 If you can locate a pita pocket, within it see if you can spot an orangish little
circle-y thing. 

That's a falafel. 

Which we shoved inside a toasted pita with greens, tomatoes, onions, and a little Earth Balance dairy free mayo. We ate these little bad boys with some curry oven fries that you can find here, at the Post Punk Kitchen. 

You will need:

~ Into your food processor, throw 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, 2/3 C water, 1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed), heaping T garlic, 3 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp curry, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne.  Process until combined. 

~ Empty into a bowl. Stir in 2/3 C flour, 1/4 C each of finely diced red onion, celery, and parsley.

~ Form your dough into hand sized patties. I made mine kind of flattish since I intended on pita pocketing them, but I think a traditional falafel is a little more egg shaped... I really don't actually know. We do what we want around here. Traditions be damned. 

~ I browned my falfels in a little bit of olive oil in a cast iron skillet, but next time I will probably bake them... I'm thinking 350 for 20 minutes?? I'll let you know how long they take next time I make them. If you should happen to make them before me and bake them, let me know what you did. That's be kick ass. 

What are you going to do with this beautiful spring day? I'm feeling the urge to do some cleaning, air out the house, and go for a nice long run. It's going to be in the 70's where I'm at! Man, I love Spring. 

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  1. I'm crazy about hearty and filling falafel. They make a Mediterranean plate a full meal with hummus, bulgur, a salad, and tabouli. Generally falafel are smaller discs, a bit larger than a quarter. But they're also good veggie burger sized in a bun or pita. My favorite falafel recipe is also from Isa Chandra Moskowitz. It's her baked version from Appetite for Reduction. She calls for baking them at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes, flipping them and baking for 10-12 more. After seeing your post yesterday, I had a hankering for them and made them for dinner.

    1. I can always count on you to answer my questions. Thanks Cadry! You kick ass!!


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