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“Light and tasty (especially with Tahini sauce). From Cheap, healthy, good blog.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
20 pieces
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place onion, garlic and pepper flakes in food processor. Pulse until they’re about 1/8-in. big.
  2. Add beans, parsley, and cilantro and chop until “pieces are about the size of a large pinhead.” You don’t want a puree here. (Thanks, dickrebel.).
  3. Dump the items from the food processor into a bowl. Stir in salt, cumin, baking powder and flour until well-mixed., but not really a dough.
  4. Stick it in the fridge, covered, for anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours. The longer the better. (I did it for an hour, and turned out nicely.).
  5. With your hands, make small falafel hockey pucks about 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter and ¾ of an inch high. (The flat surface will help with the frying.).
  6. Turn oven to 400ºF.
  7. Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a huge ovenproof skillet on medium-high. Fry the pucks for about 3 minutes on the first side, and 2 minutes on the second, until they’re golden brown.
  8. When finished, stick skillet in oven (or transfer pucks to a Pam-ed aluminum foil lined cookie sheet) and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Stick four balls in half a pita with tomatoes, green pepper, and onions. Drizzle with tahini sauce.

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