Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Falafel Pitas

I have made several falafel recipes over the past few years but none have been good enough to post!  When I made this a few weeks ago I knew I found the winner!  This recipe is adapted from Life Ambrosia.

1 small yellow onion
5 cloves garlic
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans (drained)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg (beaten)
2/3 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying
4 pitas
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes
tzatziki sauce

Place the onion and garlic in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Place the garbanzo beans in a mixing bowl and mash, add in the onion mixture, salt, dried oregano, cumin, baking powder and egg. Mix well.  Stir in the breadcrumbs until the mixture if firm but still able to be formed into balls.  Shape the falafel balls and slightly flatten them.  Heat 1/2 an inch of oil in skillet over medium heat.  Fry each ball until golden brown and remove to drain the excess oil off.   To make your pitas, grab the pita bread, add the falafel, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki.

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