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03-05-2005, 10:26 AM
what in the world a falfafel is???? Is it like a burger patty or a loaf? Sounds kinda funky to me, lol But i'll add the recipe list to try if they are good. Thanks!
03-05-2005, 10:58 AM
A falafel originates from the mediterranian/middle eastern area.
They are balls made from chickpeas & tahini that are deep fried.
They are quite tasty if you like that style of cooking.
A lot of vegetarians eat them. Popular in a pita bread sandwhich.
I love them. They are an ethnic food so it all depends
on what kind of food you like and if you care for those spices.
Now the raw version Alissa makes are very reminescent of the
falafals flavor and spices. She makes them from almonds though.
I liked them a lot and will definately be making them again.
Hope that Helps!
Sharon in Colorado
03-05-2005, 01:38 PM
Apparently Israelis eat falafels like Americans eat hamburgers. You can get a falafel practically everywhere in Israel.
They are often served 2-3 in a pita with cucumbers, onions, lettuce and a yogurt-dill or tahini dressing.
03-05-2005, 08:00 PM
Those do sound good when you add it with all of those yummy ingredients! Okay, i'm convinced. I'll add em ;)
03-05-2005, 11:56 PM
They explained falafel perfectly.
The way I eat them, is I wrap them in a pizza wrap (a really thin, flexible one) from Alissa's book, with lettuce, sliced onion, tomatoes, and cucumber, with a tahini dressing, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and parsley.
It is totally delicious.
Alissa's falafel are the best I have ever had, raw or cooked.
03-06-2005, 08:24 PM
AWESOME ideas guys! Thanks!
03-06-2005, 08:56 PM
I made these today. They are great!
How do you pronounce the word falafel? I've never heard it before, and from the way it is spelled, I can come up with a couple of different ways to say it.
03-06-2005, 10:35 PM
like fa la la la la, falafel
My hubby is lebanese and I love falafel and especially Alissa's!
03-07-2005, 06:09 AM
I was afraid that might be it...rhymes with awful. Thankfully my children like this recipe, though, otherwise I can imagine what they would call it.
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