Recipe courtesy of Angie Ketterman
Total:3 hr 32 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive: 3 hr
Cook: 12 min
Yield: 4 servings
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and patted dry
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, about a handful
Canola oil, for frying
4 pita breads
Chopped tomato, for garnish
Shredded Iceberg lettuce
Tahini sauce or hummus
Combine all falafel ingredients except oil in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse mixture until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl or container and refrigerate, covered, for several hours.
Form the falafel mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and press to flatten.
Heat 4 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a deep pot or deep fryer. Fry about 6 balls at once for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Stuff each pita with 4 falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, and tahini.