Falafel (aka Felafel) is probably the ultimate street food. Easy to prepare at home and outdoors, this Middle Eastern staple makes an impressive treat at any tailgating party or friendly gathering.
Felafel comes in many shapes and sizes - sometimes a small ball, and sometimes a flat burger, and indeed anything in between.
And when you make it yourself, you get to determine the shape and size.
Of all chickpea recipes, this exquisite Middle Eastern street food is second in popularity only to hummus, another popular chickpea recipe, and with which it is often served (in the Israeli variation anyway).
Making felafel is very easy, and much quicker than making hummus, for instance. It's worthwhile making both at home, though, as a minimum of effort produces excellent results.
So, invite your friends over, get your pita, salad, hummus, tahini and pickles ready - and prepare yourself for a real treat!
Makes about 25 falafel balls (Serve about 5 in a full pita bread, or 2- 3 in half sized pockets)
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