Falafel - Serves 8Cuisinart Original Recipe
1 cup dried garbanzo beans ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon water 1 clove garlic 2 ounces onion 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ packed cup parsley
Place garbanzo beans in a mixing bowl and cover them with water by 2 inches and leave to soak overnight. Drain the beans and place in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal S-blade. Grind the beans until smooth, about 30 seconds. Dissolve the baking soda in the water and reserve. Add the garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cumin and coriander to the beans and process until the vegetables are finely chopped. Pulse in the parsley. With the machine running, add the baking soda and water and continue to process until the falafel batter is a smooth consistency. Form patties of ¼ cup size. Place patties on a plate, wrap with plastic, and reserve in refrigerator for an hour. Fill CuisinartЄ Deep Fryer with vegetable oil to the maximum line. Preheat to 375ы. When oil is ready, lower the basket into the oil. Very carefully lower the falafel patties into the hot oil. Fry for 5 to 6 minutes, turning once, until deep golden. Serve Falafel with pita bread, hummus, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions.