Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce

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Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce
Recipe Type: Lunch
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Chef Brian P. McCarthy
Serves: 5
This Middle Eastern staple is very easy to make at home with only a few supplies. Chef Brian P. McCarthy take us through all the steps necessary for this treat.
  • [b]Vegan Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce[/b]
  • 2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbs. oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic or granulated onion
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2-4 cups oil for frying
  • [b]Tzatziki Sauce[/b]
  • 1 cucumber, ends removed
  • 1 12-oz container vegan sour cream or vegan plain yogurt (1_ cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic or granulated onion
  • salt to taste (about _ tsp.)
  1. [b]Vegan Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce[/b]
  2. ) Blend the garbanzo beans, 2 Tbsp. oil, lemon juice, parsley, cumin, granulated garlic or onion, salt, baking powder, and optional cayenne pepper in a food processor until smooth.
  3. ) Transfer mix to a bowl and stir in flour.
  4. ) Pour the frying oil into a heavy-bottom pan until the oil is one inch deep. Heat the oil to 350º F, checking the temperature with a candy thermometer.
  5. ) Carefully lower walnut-sized scoops of the falafel mix into the hot oil.
  6. ) Fry falafel until browned on both sides and no longer doughy in the middle, about 4 minutes total.
  7. ) Place cooked falafel onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  8. [b]Tzatziki Sauce[/b]
  9. ) Shred cucumber into a medium sized bowl.
  10. ) Stir in the sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, and granulated garlic or onion.
  11. ) Add salt to taste.


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