Sunday, February 3, 2008

Falafel Burger (patties) Recipe

I made these for dinner last night, delicious!! Recipe from the Rebar cookbook.

1/2 cup bulghur ( I used couscous)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 red onion, finely minced
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. ground fennel seed
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. chile flakes
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
6 cups canned chick peas
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 bunch parsley chopped

Spread bulghur out on a baking sheet and roast for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and grind throughly in a spice grinder or coffee grinder. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onion and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook until translucent. Add garlic and spices and saute 5 more minutes.

If you have a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse them together to blend in  2 or more batches. Otherwise, mash the chick peas in a large bowl and mix ingredients in thoroughly with clean hands. Season to taste, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Shape the mixture into patties. Saute in olive oil until golden brown. Serve on wholegrain buns. ( I used pitas.)

Serve with cucumber, tomato, onion, red pepper slices, and taratour sauce.

Taratour Sauce

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp. olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. light miso
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. chilpotle puree

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste.

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