Falafels with Flat Bread
I had made a falafel-crusted fish the other night and had some left over falafel mixture and yogurt sauce so… I made falafels with flat bread. I actually just used my pizza dough recipe and tweaked it so it didn’t rise as much as a pizza dough. They were tasty!!!
1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno chili
½ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons flour
To make the falafel mixture: Drain the chickpeas. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, cilantro, salt, onion powder, and jalapeno and process to a smooth mixture. Pour into a bowl and fold in the panko, cumin, sesame seeds and, flour. Then form into small disc and slightly flatten.
Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees and cook falafels until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
1 ½ cups plain yogurt
2 tablespoons sumac powder (available at Whole Foods)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 yellow onion sliced
1 Roma tomato diced
Mixed salad greens or romaine
I made my own flat bread but… you can just buy it too!
Peter Pick: Blue Moon Beer with an orange slice!