Simple Falafel to Make your Guests Grovel

A few times a year I have Mediterranean night at my place. It usually consists of Raiders of the lost ark,  something lamby, some Greek olives, feta cheese, maybe some curry, the ever important pita bread, and of course, falafel. I then serve all that up with a little Tzatziki.

2 cans of garbanzo beans

4 cloves of garlic minced

1 scallion chopped

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp curry powder

1/3 cup finely chopped parsley

1 tsp salt

1/4-1/2 cup flour + more for rolling it

1/2 cup panko or bread crumbs

Enough vegetable oil to cover the pan 1/4in thick

For the Tzaziki

1 cup Greek or regular yogurt

1/4 cup Very thinly sliced cucumber

1 finely minced clove of garlic

1/2 tsp salt

pepper to taste

Toss your garbanzo beans into a pot and bring them to a boil for 10 minutes. Drain the water and give them about a half hour to cool. Take your spices, parsley and garbanzo beans in a food processor  and  your ingredients together until they are a lovely paste. Remove your paste from the processor, put it into a bowl and add the minced garlic and onions, the flour. mix them together, put some flour on your hands,  grab a cookie dough amount and roll it into a ball. Roll that ball in the bread crumbs and give it a little squish till its approximately 1/2 inch thick. Turn the fry pan on medium high and cook them on each side for about 3-5 minutes until they are lightly browned.

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Tzaziki

Seriously folks, when you buy this stuff at the store, and communists win. Put all of your ingredients for the tzaziki into a bowl and stir. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and serve it up with your falafels.

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