Friday, June 17, 2011


You may have heard of falafel before....or maybe you haven't.  It's pretty popular in parts of the US and in the Middle East.  Turns out it's pretty easy to make at home too!  It's also a great way to use up hummus you may have around and/or get your kids to eat something pretty healthy for them.  (That they may not have eaten otherwise like hummus.)

Hummus (Store bought or homemade)
Slotted Spoon that's heat resistant

1.  Start out by scooping (with a cookie scoop or spoon) some hummus.
 2.  Place the scoop in some flour in a bowl.  Then make sure the hummus gets covered in flour.
 3.  Place the flour covered hummus ball in some heated oil* and watch it transform into a crispy delight!
 4.  After it's golden on the first side flip it over and let it get golden on the other.  (It doesn't take long.)
5.  Using a slotted spoon get the falafel out of the oil and place on a plate covered in paper towels. (Like so)  Repeat until you are done! :)
 Can be eaten alone, in a sandwich or pita bread.  Don't you think they look a lot like chicken nuggets?  I do...anyway, they are way healthier than chicken nuggets, even though these are still fried.  :)
*I used a pot with about 3/8" of oil in it and started on medium high heat then reduced to medium heat.  I would really recommend using a deep fryer or thermostatically controlled electric skillet or something--because it would be way easier.  Just fyi.  :)  I will next time....

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