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Old 11-10-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
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Falafels

I have read several recipes on making falafel's. Some call for canned chick peas and some call for dry, water soaked, uncooked chick peas.
Both are coarse ground of course.

I have a good handle on the seasonings and I might even kick mine up a bit.
But the chick peas themselves is my question.
I prefer the idea of soaked dried chick peas, but is soaking them sufficient? I guess if they were to be cooked, the falafel mix would be to smooth?
I am assuming uncooked, soaked from dried peas is the way to go.

I want to be able to deep fry them and serve them like Gyro's.
Stuffed inside pita bread, with lettuce, tomato, onion and cucumber dressing.
I will need a cucumber dressing also.

TIA........John
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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I'm sure someone else will be along to help with the falafel, but I LOVE tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt sauce) Here's my recipe, with a few variations from commenters: Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce)
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Bumping this for RB. Personally, I like the convenience of canned beans, but there must be someone who soaks them.
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I'm sure someone else will be along to help with the falafel, but I LOVE tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt sauce) Here's my recipe, with a few variations from commenters: Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce)
Thanks for the recipe. It is just what I need.

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Bumping this for RB. Personally, I like the convenience of canned beans, but there must be someone who soaks them.
My thinking is the canned beans will be to soft? The chick peas/beans need to be coarsely ground up.
I am concerned about the texture of canned after they are processed?
I guess that would be my issue as there is a pulse setting on my food processor!

Thanks GG. I hope I can get some ideas.

Edit: I should have searched the site. Here is what I found. Why was my falafel awful?
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If you ever in Philadelphia and want to taste awesome falafel, go to downtown to Mama's Falafel. Oh, my gosh, that place made me a convert. I never liked falafal before. But theirs was so good. I wish I could go back.
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