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Falafel (Help!)

Postby BanalityDUFF » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:31 pm

so i tried to make some falafel, i mixed all the ingredients together n stuff but i can't get it to stick to itself so that i can make it into balls/patties/whatever.

its too crumby, i tried adding a little oil to no effect.


anyone have an ideas to making it stick to itself? :(

i want my falafel, it smells the goodness even uncooked.

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Postby akaxo » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:01 pm

breadcrumbs and flour and water
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Postby Holiday Menthol. » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:02 pm

When this kinda shit happens to me, I just cook the crumbs and make a burnt crumbs sandwich.

Add some onions to the pan. That'd be dope.


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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby ruff » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:05 pm

BanalityDUFF wrote:so i tried to make some falafel, i mixed all the ingredients together n stuff but i can't get it to stick to itself so that i can make it into balls/patties/whatever.

its too crumby, i tried adding a little oil to no effect.


anyone have an ideas to making it stick to itself? :(

i want my falafel, it smells the goodness even uncooked.


i know i could search for recipies but do you mind posting yours up?

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Postby BanalityDUFF » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:53 pm

Pheezin'. wrote:When this kinda shit happens to me, I just cook the crumbs and make a burnt crumbs sandwich.


haha. :P putting the crumbs in a wrap would probaly be easier, i can invision crumbs going everywhere if i tried to sandwhich it.

breadcrumbs and flour and water


i have breadcrumbs, will try it out.

arrowroot/water mixture


arrowroot? @_@

i know i could search for recipies but do you mind posting yours up?


chickpeas
onion
garlic
bunch of herbs

and mix.

this is my first time trying to make some thus the not knowing how to make it stick. :wink:
if i get this one binding i might try a fancier mix lanother time.

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Postby yvon » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:47 pm

2 cups canned chickpeas, drained
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 medium onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup self rising flour
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper

oil for frying

1)Place all ingredients EXCEPT the oil and flour into the food processor or blender.
2)Pulse on high until a course paste forms. Scoop out into a large bowl, mix in the flour.
3)Mixture should be dry but not crumbly. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
4)In a large saucepan, heat about 1/4 inch of oil.
5)Form into a ball and fry in the oil, turning to create a golden brown color on all sides, about 3- 5 minutes.
6)Drain on paper towels and serve warm.

I've seen recipes that include an egg to bind the ingredients, and one that used tahini. Refridgerating the mix helps keep it together too.
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Postby BanalityDUFF » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:08 pm

ah i forgot my tahini! i have a jar sitting in the cupboard aswell. O_o.

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Postby ruff » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:21 pm

thanks yvon :D

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Postby BanalityDUFF » Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:28 pm

tahini made it stick. woop.

still sitting in the fridge, i think i'll make the balls then freeze it all for later. :wink:

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well i made three balls for dinner, they were pretty awesome EXCEPT they absorbed too much oil which killed them. the insides were great though, heh.

i heard if you cook em frozen it reduces oil soakage, but i cant imagine the oils gonna have a fun time when frozen falafel hits it.

falafel & peanut sauce ftw.

might buy some wraps tomorrow.

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Postby EuphoricMilk » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:34 am

Making sure your pan is furiously hot before putting the mix in will also prevent oil soakage.
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Postby ted the bastard » Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:03 pm

thanks yvon!!

i tried your recipe last night.

what a winner!!

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Postby BanalityDUFF » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:37 pm

frozen falafel = not a go.

it kept slowly breaking apart as it defrosted in the pan. crumb sandwhichs are go.

hopefully if i defrost them beforehand they stay together, else ive got a bunch of falafel ready to ruin. :(

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Postby Holiday Menthol. » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:44 pm

Crumb Sandwich = 8)
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Postby Lizbin » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:20 am

yvon wrote:
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained


canned chickpeas are wrong. dont be lazy, buy bulk and soak them! fresh cooked is way tastier too

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Postby Sasquatch » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:03 pm

made some according to yvon's recipe last night. was fucking choice. had some leftover chickpeas, made some sweet hummus.
the falafels + some carrot and zucchini fritters + hummus and other veges contributed to some brutal vege kebabs. mean as.
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Postby BanalityDUFF » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:22 pm

silverbullets wrote:made some according to yvon's recipe last night. was fucking choice. had some leftover chickpeas, made some sweet hummus.
the falafels + some carrot and zucchini fritters + hummus and other veges contributed to some brutal vege kebabs. mean as.


where did you get wraps? i had a look around but they all seemed a tad small. :(

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Postby Sasquatch » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:09 pm

i used these freaky tortilla wrap things. they were pretty small, but worked alright.
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Postby Holiday Menthol. » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:33 pm

Yvon -


Wow those falafels were amazing! I'm serious. Mad fuckin' Props!




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The Perfect Falafel Maker

Postby molumania » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:48 pm

some were asking me why their falafels always fell apart and thought they needed eggs but I told them NO WAY. All you need is corn flour and a proper Falafel Maker or Falafel Scoop. I found a very good one here: http://www.madbuy.com.au

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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby Whitey » Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:17 am

With all the good feedback I'm looking forward to trying that Falafel recipe.
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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby shopper » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:13 pm

Does anyone here have a falafel recipe without flour? Maybe something like ground oats could be used instead?
Try one kind of falafel with this falafel recipe.

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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby dustbinflowers » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:01 pm

I usually use cornflour. Coarse corn meal is good to roll them in before frying, like a crumb.
Arrowroot is good as a non egg, not gluten binder.
And yeah, hot oil- really hot
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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby Kerry » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:59 am

1 tablespoon of baking powder?? That's an awful lot...
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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby molumania » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:48 pm

shopper wrote:Does anyone here have a falafel recipe without flour? Maybe something like ground oats could be used instead?



if you mix 35-50% fava beans in the chickpeas then you don't ned any kind of flour. Fava beans are binding. I am the owner of a lebanese restaurant and this is how we've been doing it for years. Just to mention: don't cook the chickpeas or fava beans - just soak in water with bicarb and mince it with your onions and herbs and spices - done! However I suggest you buy a falafel maker from http://www.madbuy.com.au for best results

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Re: Falafel (Help!)

Postby yvon » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:05 am

What's really crazy, is that I don't even remember ever making falafel from scratch!


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