Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce
I really enjoyed this recipe! So I doubled up on the recipe because as mashing the first can, it didnt seem like it would be enough (in retrospect it really was more than enough). I realized I didnt have any eggs, but thought I would try it without as I have seen other recipes that don't use eggs. Also, I substituted cilantro for parsley for two reasons (1. i like the flavor more, and 2. if there was leftover cilantro, I had a use for it unlike parsley). Since I doubled it, I actually used one onion because it was a larger one.
As for the tzatziki, I doubled that as well (as my fam loves sauces!). The only thing I added was a bit of garlic paste (about half a cloves worth). It made such a big difference to the sauce!
As for cooking method, I baked a small batch to see how it would turn out (I had read this on another review for this recipe). I formed patties and then slightly liberally brushed it with oil Though slightly dry, I really did like the baked version as it cut the grease. Even in terms of the frying, though, it turned out great. I made pita pocket sandwiches out of it and found it to be a very enjoyable meal. The family really loved it too, which was great! Will definitely be making this again.
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May 16, 2011