|Name:||Sean's Falafel||Contributor:||Angela Barkes-Draz|
|Description:||Mediterranean chickpea/ceci/garbanzo patties. Goes with Sean's Cucumber Sauce||Posted:||2004-03-09|
|Key words:||Mediterranean, chickpeas||Category:||Appetizers|
|Ingredients:||1 15-oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt
1 dash pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 c dry bread crumbs
oil for frying
|Preparation:||In a large bowl mash chickpeas until thick and pasty; don't use a blender, as the consistency will be too thin. In a blender, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.
In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add bread crumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less bread crumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls and then flatten into patties.
Heat 1" of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until brown on both sides.
Serve with Sean's Cucumber Sauce
|Notes:||Makes 4 servings.
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