You know whenever I make something, I'm a bit greedy and try to use the ingredients to make many different things instead of a lot of one thing.
For example, I made falafel yesterday. I used half the can of garbanzos for it and with the other half I made my favorite chickpea salad.
Since I used half an egg for the falafel, I plan to use the other half to make a small batch of oatmeal cookies.
Is it only me or do you do that too?
Getting back to the falafel, they were really easy to make and delicious, better than the ones I tried over the summer.
Here is the recipe I used, I left out the salt and pepper, and added some egg (1/2 an egg).
Falafel : About.com
1/2 can garbanzo beans, rinsed
1 clove of garlic
fresh parsley, leaves only
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 an egg (optional)
1 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon oil
I whizzed everything except the flour in a food processor, then mixed in the flour.
Instead of deep frying them, I put 1 tablespoon of oil into a non-stick pan and pan fried them.
The mixture is quite wet, but when you cook them, they do firm up a little.
I served this with a mint cucumber tzatziki.
For the tzatziki, I mixed some mint, and cucumber with some yogurt and pepper.
NOTES: I ended up with 9 falafel, I think the amount you end up would depend on how big or small you make them.
They cook up pretty fast and had lots of flavor.
I'm definitely making these again. They are perfect for our meatless weekday dinners.