Recipe Review

A Riff on Breakfast for Dinner: Falafel Waffles

published Dec 9, 2015
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Want crispy falafel without the hassle of deep-frying? All you need is a waffle iron. Yes, that trusty appliance you typically reserve for breakfast can also be used to make dinner!

The falafel waffle — almost as fun to say as it is to eat.

The key to these falafel waffles is using dried chickpeas. After the soaking the chickpeas in water for 24 hours, you blend them with garlic, fresh herbs, spices, chickpea flour, and lemon juice.

Once you have your falafel “batter,” simply press it into a waffle iron and wait for the magic to happen. After about five to 10 minutes, the falafel will be golden-brown and crispy — no hot oil required.

Serve with your favorite falafel accompaniments. Sarah includes recipes for cabbage slaw and harissa-tahini sauce; I’d highly recommend making both.

Get the Recipe: Fantastic Falafel Waffles from My New Roots