Monday, June 15, 2009
one of the great things about new york city is that no matter where you are, no matter what time it is, you can pretty much always get falafel. i've walked by street vendors and seen people buying falafel at 9 in the morning. i've accompanied people to midnight mamoun's runs. now that i'm back in san fran, i can find good falafel, but not without venturing at least half an hour away from home (i recommend truly mediterranean and yumma's). luckily, i do have a kitchen and can make my own falafel!
this is the first time i've ever made falafel, and it turned out quite tasty. falafel is usually deep fried, but several recipes call for you to bake it. we usedthis one, from cooking light which instructed us to fry the falafel in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
recipe was followed as is, except for the fact that i accidentally bought vanilla yogurt (non-fat, btw) instead of plain. there was a slight vanilla flavor to the sauce, but i don't think anyone would have noticed if i hadn't pointed it out.
not as good as mamoun's, but definitely worth making!