Dee’s Falafel

Amazing falafel sandwich I had while in Beirut two years ago. Still not as good as Dee's!

I am extremely lucky to have grown up in a household of ethnic food, even luckier that it was Middle Eastern. When I was younger I would try to explain to my mom the importance of mayonnaise and butter (and convince her that she needs to learn how to make Peg’s greenbean casserole), but she was busy whipping up amazing dishes sans butter and mayo such as homemade hummus and baba ganoush, wara’enab (stuffed grape leaves), kebbeh, and kousa (stuffed zucchini) to name a few.

Look out for more of her recipes to be posted soon. One of my favorites was her falafel. Dee fries these patties wearing loud prints, gold jeew-ry, full make up and heels. One thing she taught me, frying while looking fabulous somehow makes it healthier and better. –ts

1 cup dry fava bean
1/3 cup Chick peas (dry)
2 garlic cloves
3 medium size red onions
½ bunch parsley- chopped very fine
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp flour
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp coriander
1/3 tsp red pepper
1/3 tsp cumin
1/3 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups Mazola oil

Recipe makes 35 pieces:

  1. Soak fava bean and chickpeas over night in warm water. Drain and let dry in the morning.
  2. Peel onions & garlic and add all ingredients (except the oil) in food processor. Mix well and let the mixture sit for one hour.
  3. In a deep fryer add oil, and let it heat up on high. Once oil is ready take a spoon full of the mixture and make it into a small ball in your hands. Fry it till it’s slightly red (don’t overcook!). You probably need only about 1 minute per side when frying.
  4. Place on paper towel to soak up excess oil. Feel free to add these to pita bread with shepherd salad, tzatziki and/or tahini sauce.

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