Falafel

Today my girls and I went out the feed some ducks and geese at the local duck feeding areagosling. I had to dig out the old bread from the rubbish bin that I threw out this morning when I was reminded that we were “meant to go feed the ducks” today “Mum”. While feeding the ducks my daughter spotted a few baby goslings to which she shouted out “Mum! Look! How cute! It’s some goslings, how cute are those goslings??”.  Which made me giggle a little because little does she know in her innocent mind that women have been screaming the cuteness of a Gosling since the movie The Notebook came out. Maybe if we don’t get through all the falafel’s I’ve cooked we can take them down to the ducks, if I don’t accidently throw them out. Thanks to the marvelous complexity of Paintshop pro I’ve put together a little example of the gosling imagery that ran through mt head today. Anyway here’s the recipes I used for the falafels.

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Falafel Ingredients 

  • Two tins of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 medium sized brown onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of saltfalafel3
  • a sprinkle of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic or 5 fresh garlic cloves
  • 20ml of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of gluten-free wholemeal flower
  • a dash of water for moisture
  • FOR COOKING – 1 cup of vegetable oil

Let’s Cook!

  • Place the chickpeas in an electronic mixer and pulse until they are coarsely chopped
  • Next add the onion, herbs, spices, oil and garlic, and mix
  • Then add the flour and water and pulse until well mixed
  • Check the firmness of the mixture, whether you can form patties, it doesn’t need to be too dense.
  • Heat cup of vegetable oil in a medium sized fry pan
  • Lastly, scoop up a small portion of mixture in your hands and form the mixture into small round patties
  • Shallow fry the patties till they are golden on each side (turning when needed)

Done! Serve! I had mine atop a mixed salad and smash avocado. Even the kids loved them. falafel1

Health and Happiness

Katri x

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