Homemade Easy Falafel Recipe makes fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside fried balls from a ground dried chickpea mixture with fresh herbs and garlic. It's a wonderfully family friendly recipe for a healthy meatless meal!
Using a food processor, add all ingredients, except for the whole egg, and grind for about a minute or until mixture is just evenly chopped up. Add the 1 whole egg and blend again until mixture is finely chopped together and smooth.
Put 2 inches of oil in a 8 or 10 inch cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed fry pan and heat over medium heat until it reaches 360F/182C degrees. Using your hands and a spoon, shape 1-2 tablespoons of the dough into a slightly flattened round circle. Fry in the hot oil until brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes each side). Drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
Serve warm or at room temperature with tzatziki sauce, tahini sauce, pickled vegetables, pita bread, and/or your favorite salad fixings.
Store leftover uncooked falafel mixture in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Store cooked falafel in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can freeze cooked falafel in a freezer proof bag or container for up to 2 months.
Reheat falafel on a baking sheet in a preheated 425F/204C oven for 5-10 minutes.