In case you didn't already know, falafel is a vegetarian equivalent of
meatballs, made from garbanzos and spices, and fried in little balls.
The frying is a real bother, so here's a fast, easy, and euphonious
recipe that requires NO OIL if you have a nonstick waffle iron.
1 cup dry falafel mix, available in bulk in health food stores, or in
the middle-eastern section of better supermarkets
3/4 cup water
toppings (see below)
Combine the falafel mix with the water and egg and let sit for 1/2 hour
Heat up your waffle iron. Put half the mixture in and
cook until browned. It may look small, but it's very dense; one
waffle will feed one person. Serve with toppings, below.
Do NOT serve with maple syrup.
Traditional sauce made with tahini (sesame paste); sorry, I don't have a recipe
Yogurt with finely chopped cucumber, scallions, mint, etc.
Salsa (heretical, but tastes good.)
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