My participation in the Eat Local One Year challenge in Ojai California.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
My Fantastic Fava Falafels!
Well, I guess they weren't all that fantastic, but at least they were more tasty than I had feared. Of course, without the flour, they didn't hold together well, and without the cumin they didn't really taste like falafels and without the pita bread and hummus they weren't really falafels at all. But, the bean paste sucked up the olive oil like an eggplant, so how can you go too far wrong with anything fried in loads of garlicky olive oil? Next time I will try adding some oat flour and my homegrown coriander seed and maybe even a bit of cooked rice for more of a burger texture. If they didn't take so much time and use so much oil, I could easily eat these every day for March.