Chickpeas may be considered a health food now. But, let’s face it. Nothing is a health food when it’s fried. Unless of course you have the willpower to only eat one.

You’re probably wondering what my point is. Trust me, you aren’t the only one.

My point is like this; I bake & broil my falafel. First of all, it’s a whole lot easier than buying new clothing in a larger size. Second of all, I have a tendency to burn myself whenever I’m around hot oil.

The way I see it, by baking falafel, you’ll not only prevent clogged arteries – you’ll also prevent the expense of burn cream. (Does my desire to save money fit in with another Jewish stereotype? I’m on a politically incorrect roll today. Not that I’m ashamed of it or anything.)

I made these for dinner the other night and refrigerated the extra batter. I sent the leftover patties with Kobe for lunch the next day. Then, I used the leftover batter to make my lunch fresh.  I’m a wonderful wife. It’s all about taking care of each other and making that extra effort.

These are much healthier than the original, these baked falafel patties are so loaded with flavor you won’t miss the oil.