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These fried vegetarian patties can be served in salads or pita sandwiches.

Source: Mad Hungry, May 2011



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  • sandramichelewaddell
    17 MAY, 2011
    This was delicious. I served them on a plate with cucumber dipping sauce and sweet cherry tomatoes
    • ellen3572
      25 JUN, 2018
      Lord I spent two days, soaking chick peas, shopping, chopping! I tested 2 balls last night and they fell apart. I have the remaining balls in the fridge since last night! I am going to add flour and maybe an egg. And pray they hold up! The flavor is delicious! I am also working on toppings and tahini sauce, I will definitely repost the final result after dinner tonight!!
  • jenheish
    5 MAR, 2018
    Come on Martha you are missing flour or something to hold the mixture together. I followed recipe and fried a mushy mess that fell apart wasting 4. I added flour to the mixture and was able to fry them so they stuck together.
  • wvanbusk
    20 JUL, 2015
    Seems cooks have had trouble making 'balls'. Falafel balls are deep fried. This recipe is made from 1 tbs dollops pressed into 2" diameter cakes, according to the recipe and the photo. Think of fritters or pancakes and you get the idea. I cooked them on an electric griddle lightly oiled and they came out perfect. It takes over 5 minutes per side at 450F. I added lemon peel to the mix and sprinkled sesame seeds and olive oil on before flipping. They are soft when hot, but taste awesome! *****!
  • mothergoose79
    4 FEB, 2015
    Excellent recipe..made it in the food processor with dried chickpeas, shaped and let them sit in the fridge overnight. Used very little oil in the pan and turned as I would a meatball only when correctly browned and crispy. Served with homemade Tzaztiki sauce, homemade tabbouleh and homemade pitas. Was fun for me and my daughter and delicious
  • cindypsalm231
    12 FEB, 2014
    Wish I had read the reviews before I tried this one. Half the batch went in the garbage because it was one soggy, oily mess- the balls would NOT hold together. I actually added quick oats to the second half and it helped only slightly. What I tasted was delish, but it definitely needs flour or something to bind it all together. Very disappointed, but will try again. A binding agent should be listed as an ingredient in this recipe.
  • paulajo1
    24 JAN, 2014
    Don't use canned beans. They are too tender and contain too much moisture to achieve the right consistency.
  • paulajo1
    24 JAN, 2014
    Note: If the balls won't hold together, place the mixture back in the processor and continue processing to make it more paste-like. Keep in mind that the balls will be delicate at first; if you can get them into the hot oil, they will bind together and stick. If they still won't hold together, you can try adding 2-3 tbsp of flour to the mixture. If they still won't hold, add 1-2 eggs to the mix. This should fix it!
  • melisabush21
    12 NOV, 2013
    This recipe looks very difficult for me to cook. Very mouthwatering receipt. I am sure my kids would love it. Regards
  • PilarSamuel
    6 OCT, 2013
    I need help with this recipe. When I put the balls into the oil they started falling apart. It just became a sludge and I threw it out. The oil was hot because when I put them in, the oil sizzled. I made sure I added all of the ingredients. So where did things go wrong?
  • kay_C
    25 JUL, 2013
    Thi8s recipe turned out perfectly. The spices were great, the falafel cooked beautifully, and stayed together easily. I did refrigerate it for about 2 hours, and I added a half cup of flour to the mixture. thanks so much for agreat one.

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