Monday, August 24, 2009

Falafels - From the Rabbit Food Cookbook


Lately, I have had 2 obsessions - how to get more protein in my diet and etsy.com. Both needs were satisfied when I came across this almost-vegan-and-definitely-eggless cookbook by Beth Barnett called "Rabbit Food." The handmade cookbook is quite stylish and adorable (hence also a product on etsy). She kindly allowed me to share her Fresh Falafel recipe with you:

Ingredients

Falafels:
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup onion finely minced
1 tbs minced garlic
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbs dried parsley
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
olive or canola oil

Tahini sauce:
2 tbs tahini
1 tsp lemon juice
4 tsp water

Accompanying foods:
diced tomato
sliced cucumber
lettuce + rice vinegar
hummus
pita bread

Directions

  1. Drain beans well, then mash with a fork or chop coarsely in a food processor
  2. Mix in onions, garlic, flower, baking powder, and spices.
  3. Let sit for a few minutes, then form into balls or patties and fry either by deep-frying, or just use a small amount of oil (better for patties).
  4. Mix tahini and lemon to form a creamy sauce that pours.
  5. Toss lettuce in rice vinegar
  6. Serve the falafel in pita bread with tomato, lettuce, cucumber, tahini, and hummus. Ooh yum, and not from a box!

I think this book makes a great gift for aspiring veg cooks. The style alone is inspirational.

click here for Beth's website

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