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OftenBen  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 12, 2017

    I made falafel! I've been meaning to do a #grubski post about it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Frying is a pain, otherwise I'd make falafel more than twice a year.

Dude I've been on a falafel binge myself! To the point where I've almost bought a deep fryer just to make them better/faster.

Have you tried any variations on them? We made some turmeric falafel and they were AWESOME.




keifermiller  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My basic falafel is:

1lb chickpeas (dry/pre-soaking)

1 onion

2-3 jalapenos

1 standard issue grocery store bunch of cilantro

a small pile of ground coriander

a variable amount of garlic

salt

flour if needed

I have some Sumac that I put into our hummus, and I keep meaning to try it in the falafel but I forget. TBH, we make it so infrequently I haven't felt much of a need to change it up.

We do have a big ass jar of turmeric...

    To the point where I've almost bought a deep fryer just to make them better/faster.

DON'T TEMPT ME!

I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe.

Understand. I would use this fryer from a desire to do good... But over me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.

Oreos. I would fry a shitload of oreos.

kleinbl00  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

By the bye, try frying up those chickpeas with a little paprika. I mean, you can legit drain a can of chickpeas and throw 'em in a thin layer of olive oil. They're crunchy and delicious.

OftenBen  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't know what it is I'm doing wrong, but every time I've tried doing that I end up with gravel.

kleinbl00  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Weird. Cook 'em just til they start to brown.

OftenBen  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    DON'T TEMPT ME!

    I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe.

    Understand. I would use this fryer from a desire to do good... But over me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.

My sentiments exactly. It would start innocently enough, but before long I'd be at

    shitload of oreos.

territory as well.