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Falafel

19 Jan

Well, it certainly has been a while…

Over the last year, I graduated, took (and passed) my boards, and got a job that I love. I’ve had a hard time managing my work vs. home life, but my New Year’s resolution is to spend more “me time”… which, of course, means more cooking.

Nick and I are trying to do more meals that we can make in advance and eat over the course of the week. His Mother got us a great America’s Test Kitchen cookbook that we have been stealing ideas from. I love Greek food, so we decided to try doing make-ahead falafel.

We make a ton in advance, bake them, and then freeze them. Whenever we’re craving them, we pull a bag out of the freezer and just defrost it. They’re pretty easy to make and taste great on a salad or in a sandwich.

What you’ll need:
2-15 oz cans of chickpeas (or one large can), drained
1 white onion
10 tbsp chopped parsley (roughly 2 bunches)
5 garlic cloves
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cayenne
olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400.

Using a food processor, blend the chickpeas, the onions, and the seasonings. Add olive oil, and stir until the mixture starts coming together.

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Take a cookie sheet with aluminum foil on it, and spread a little bit of olive oil on it. Form patties using your hands (ours were more like pucks, but we’ve also done ball-shaped ones before). If you find that the patties aren’t staying together well enough, add more olive oil.

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Bake for about 15-20 minutes on each side… they’re ready to flip when the bottom side is brown (otherwise, the patty won’t stick together when you go to flip it).

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Let cool, and then put over a salad or on a pita with some tzatziki sauce.