Good morning and happy Wednesday! Have you got any plans? I was at my regular pub quiz yesterday, and our team got second prize! We hadn't won in just over a month, so that felt sweet!
First of all, I love love falafels, and I almost used to live on that entirely for a few month when I first discovered these delicious little falafel burgers. I have posted the recipe I normally use previously. This time though, I cam across some gluten- and egg free ones in Kristine Weber's second recipe book, and so I ddecided to give them a try, and they were delicious!
The only "problem" as such that I had, was that they were a lot more fragile than the ones I am used to making, so be mindful of that and cook them on lower heat but for longer to let them set a little more. You can also add one egg and 3 tbsp of oats or flour if you want though!
Falafels a lá Kriweb
(Serves 1-2, makes 4 falafel patties)
400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tsp (smoked) paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp tandoori spice or paste
1 small clove garlic
1/3 fresh chilli, deseeded
1/3 red onion, finely chopped
A handful of spinach leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp oil for frying
(optional 1 egg and 3 tbsp oats = not vegan)
For the lemon guacamole:
1 ripe avocado
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
(optionally some finely chopped chilli and garlic)
A side salad or pita bread to serve
- Simply start by having chickpeas, spices, garlic and chilli in a bowl or processor and whizz until smooth. Now, fold in your chopped onion and spinach.
- Heat oil in a large frying pan, and use your hands to shape four patties. Once the pan is hot enugh (medium heat), place the falafel burgers in the oil and fry gently, about 5 minutes on each side, but made sure to check in on them so they dont get stuck or burnt.
- Now, whilst the falafel burgers are frying, you can make the guacamole! Simply take out the avocado stone, and scrape out the flesh into a bowl (save the avocado skin if you want to serve it in that!). Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper (plus chilli and/or garlic if using), and mix it well.
- Once the falafels are done, you're ready to plate up! Serve falafel burgers and guacamole with either a side salad or pita (or both!), and enjoy!
PS For my previous (and over a hundred times tried and tested I am sure) version of falafel burgers, click here!
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 69