Monday, June 15, 2009

falafel sandwiches



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!

6 comments:

Kerstin said...

I love falafel but still haven't attempted to make it at home, I totally need to though! Yours looks so good!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

i have never tried falafel, but you make me want too! Its a great veggie source of protein i've heard!

cookingwithdia said...

mmm..looks delicious

burpandslurp said...

oh, I love falafels! I def need to try making that at home because it sounds quite easy, and so much cheaper than store-bought!

nakikate said...

Haha, I just had falafel for dinner before sitting down to check out the food blogs. I chuck a handful of frozen (defrosted under warm water) peas in mine and roll them in sesame seeds before baking with a spray of oil - yum!!

Michele said...

I love falafels; these look yummy!