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Falafel

Ingredients

1 1/2 c dried garbanzo beans
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 – 6 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
1/4 c fresh cilantro, oregano or basil, coarsely chopped
1 t baking powder
2 T sesame seeds
2 T cumin
1 – 2 T Old Bay seasoning
1 T cayenne
1/4 – 1 c whole wheat flour
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

Method

Rinse the beans and remove all that look funky. Cover with water and soak for 15-20 hours, until tender. Drain the beans, and place them in a food processor along with the onions, garlic and cilantro. Pulse until the the bits are paste-like but still distinguishable. Transfer to a bowl and and stir in spices, baking powder and flour 1/4 c at a time until the mixture is dough like and the mixture isn’t wet.

Heat about 1/2" of oil in a pan. Meanwhile, roll dough into smallish balls and flatten them out. Set aside.

Once oil is heated to 350 or more, fry falafel patties about 5 minutes per side, or until nicely browned. Drain on paper towels.

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