You are only 40 minutes away from delicious homemade falafel! Don’t forget to make my Creamy Yogurt Sauce to go with these too!
Use a cookie scoop to get uniform falafel. Using a cookie scoop is going to give you the best, equal sized falafel. Obviously if you don’t have one, a regular spoon would work too but a cookie scoop is a small investment and you might be surprised how much you use it!
It’s important to let the falafel chill for a bit after processing. The falafel mixture will need a little time to set up and the cooler temps will ensure that the falafel hold together when they are pan fried – so don’t skip the 20 minute refrigeration time!
Don’t forget to oil your hands when flattening falafel. That little bit of oil on your hands is going to prevent the mixture from sticking to them and also reduce the amount of time you spend actually holding the falafel, so that they can stay cool.
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