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                            FALAFEL (VEG TIMES)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3                    Garlic cloves
      1/2   md           Onion, chopped
      1/2   c            Minced fresh parsley
    1 1/2   c            Cooked chick peas
    1       tb           Fresh lemon juice
    1       t            Ground cumin
      1/2   ts           Basil
      1/2   ts           Coriander
      1/2   ts           Thyme
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Hot pepper sauce
                         Black pepper to taste
    2       sl           French bread, torn & soaked
                         -- in cold water to cover
      1/2   c            Wholewheat flour
    1       tb           Extra-virgin olive oil
 
   Preheat oven to 375F.  Blend garlic, onion & parsley
   in food processor till finely minced.  Add chick peas
   & blend til lfinely chopped. Add lemon juice, herbs &
   spices.  Squeeze water out of bread & add to mixture.
   Process till well mixed.
   
   Form mixture into 16 balls.  Flatten each ball to form
   1/2-inch patties & dredge in flour.  Place on a
   lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes,
   turn & bake for another 10 minutes.
   
   In a heavy skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high
   heat.  Add patties & fry till golden brown & crispy on
   the bottom.  Turn patties, add rest of oil, fry till
   golden & crispy, then drain on paper towels.
   
   Serve with pita bread & garnished with lettuce,
   tomatoes, cucumbers, onions & hot sauce, see recipe.
   
   “Vegetarian Times” July, 1993
  
 
 
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