Friday, June 22, 2012

Falafel Recipe

While it looks like chickpeas are a common ingredient in traditional Falafel recipes, I had to go with what I had on hand and this is how I made them.

3 cups bread crumbs
3 cups chopped fresh collards or other greens
2 green onions chopped
8 ounce cream cheese softened
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
pepper to taste.
2 eggs
olive oil for frying

Place all ingredients in a bowl and with electric hand mixture beat until well blended and smooth.
Shape into 1 inch balls and place in hot oil to fry turning often to brown slightly on all sides. ( about 10 to 15 minutes)

We did find these slightly bland but delicous dipped in Ranch Dressing. Served with corn bread and brown rice.