Today my girls and I went out the feed some ducks and geese at the local duck feeding area. 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.
- 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 salt
- 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
- 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.
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