Jeanie's Falafel

Jeanie's Falafel

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"This is a tasty dense falafel that contains no eggs. Serve on pitas with tzatziki or tahini sauce with lettuce and tomato."
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Ingredients

32 m servings 317 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 724 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mash the garbanzo beans in a large bowl. Stir in the onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, turmeric, baking powder, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Do not be afraid to use your hands. Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls; you should get 18 to 24. If the mixture does not hold together, add a little water.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Carefully drop the balls into the hot oil, and fry until brown. If you do not have a deep fryer, heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. You may need to adjust the heat slightly after the first couple of falafels, and be sure to turn frequently so they brown evenly.

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  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most helpful positive review

My boyfriend and I were craving falafel and found this recipe which had great reviews and looked fairly easy to prepare. We decided to bake them since my deep-frying skills aren't the greatest....

Most helpful critical review

My beans might have been too moist, but my falafels just disintergrated in the oil. The taste and smell were great though.

My boyfriend and I were craving falafel and found this recipe which had great reviews and looked fairly easy to prepare. We decided to bake them since my deep-frying skills aren't the greatest....

this recipe was great, i pretty much followed everything exactly as stated, with the exception that i added a whole egg to the mixture. (i did this because, like others, i noted that it seemed a...

The first batch that I fried up were GREAT (didn't have cilantro, and added some finely chopped mushrooms as well), but I made the mistake of not letting the oil reheat to make the second batch....

Delicious!!! Be sure to add enough bread crumbs to make a "burger" consistency. I fried them as burgers, put 1000 island, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers on a hamburger bun, and had a feast! ...

this is a great recipe! If you guys want quick, semi homemade falafel that takes about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.. buy a box of falafel mix from an ethnic food store and mix it wit...

What a delicious recipe! I've only made falafel from a mix before, but I am a changed woman! I did have to add water to the mixture for it to hold together. Also, roll the balls (or patties) ...

Nice vegan recipe! Very tasty and my husband said it was the best falafel he'd ever tasted although I thought it tasted like regular falafel (which I love and is a compliment for a vegan recipe)...

I made a few changes, I didn't have cilantro and the only bread crumbs I had were seasoned and I also added about 1/4 cup water and one beaten egg. These came out great and I did not have the p...

We followed the recipe pretty much exactly; we had just under the amount of chickpeas. We also pan fried them like burgers instead of deep fry. There was a little falling-apart-age, we added a...