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Old 03-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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OT - cooking falafel
Can anybody tell me why whenever I try to make falafel, that it is crumbly and doesn't want to stick together to form either patties or balls? I use dried then soaked chickpeas to do it (not canned) and then I grind them. Is it possible my mixture is too moist? I don't want to add any eggs to this as a binder, so I need another solution.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:39 PM   #2
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Could be not enough oil. Also, are you deep frying them?
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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Oh, I love them!!!!!

I always take dried chickpeas, soaked for more than 12 hours.

After grind them I add the spices and 8 tablespoons flour (for 400 g dried chickpeas) - did you add flour to your mixture?
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:46 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jeremy
Could be not enough oil. Also, are you deep frying them?
I will be--I can't even get them to stick together to form the patties or balls at this point, so I'm afraid that once they hit the oil, they'll disintegrate!

Originally Posted by Krautie
did you add flour to your mixture?
No--I didn't. The recipe I have doesn't say to add flour, so I didn't, but I'll bet that will make all the difference--thank you!!!
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mmmmmmmmmmmmfalafelmmmmmmmmm

good luck. If it works out, give us your recipe
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