Falafel4 comments Jun 12th, 2009 | By Tobias | Category: Recipes, Starters
Reading the post of Madelene reminded me of my search for finger food. This dish seemed ideal for the party I had to cater for. Light, mediterranean dish, not Greek though. This was a request from the hosts. The Falafel I could even prepare a day in advance and just warm it up on the day of the party.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Very simple recipe
- 250 gram of dried chickpeas
- some olive oil for frying
- 2 tea spoons of grounded cumin
- one large red onion
- a clove of garlic
- 100 grams of grated parmesan cheese
- one egg
- fresh pepper and sea salt
Soak the chickpeas in water over night. Boil them until they are soft. You can also use canned ones instead.
Put the finely chopped onion in a pan and fry it until it takes some colour. Add the chopped garlic and stir for a minute or so.
Put the drained chickpeas in a pot and mash them with a heavy wooden spoon or a similar utensil. I like the chickpeas being unevenly mashed. This gives the dish an interesting texture.
Now add the onion, the garlic, the cumin, the egg and the cheese and mix well. Form little balls that you flatten before you fry them in some olive oil. Frying on each side for 3 minutes should do the job.
Tip: adding fresh chopped parsley or coriander gives the dish a special touch.