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.
Combine garbanzo beans, parsley, cilantro, onion, garlic, eggs, jalapeno, flour, olive oil, cumin, coriander, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; process until mixture is coarsely pureed. Transfer falafel mixture to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Remove falafel mixture from the refrigerator. Add more flour if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time, and form into 20 small patties. Place patties on a baking sheet.
Cook in the preheated oven until patties are golden brown and feel dry to the touch, but still give a little when you press the middle, about 25 minutes.
Hi there, I'm Calvin. Welcome to my Delicious Vegetarian Recipes! I started to this site just recently to share what I was cooking up and show how delicious vegetarian fare can be. Over the past few years I've transitioned into a more plant-based lifestyle. (This means that while my older dishes didn't contain meat, they still had eggs and dairy.…Read More