Crazy Easy Falafel

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Using uncooked chickpeas may sound a little weird, but you’ll just have to trust me that this is what gives you the authentic falafel texture. I choose to pan fry patties in just a little oil, but you can shape them into balls and deep fry if you really want.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked in cold water for 12 to 24 hours
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Olive oil for deep frying

Directions:

  1. Drain chickpeas and transfer to a food processor.
  2. Add remain ingredients (except oil for frying) and process until finely and evenly ground.
  3. Shape into 12 patties.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook the falafel patties until golden brown, flipping after 3 to 5 minutes. Add more oil as needed.

This can be served in sandwiches or salads, with a nice light dressing.

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