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Friday, September 6, 2013

Falafel Sandwich


On a weekend that SO was staying at my sister's house, she came back home with a little gift from my friend, VI. I met VI through my sister because she is married with my sister's business partner and they are neighbors. VI and I bonded with our love for food. She is Lebanese and when she found I was born in Jordan and absolutely love Middle Eastern food, we had even more reasons to bond! I told her that we tried a Lebanese restaurant (click here for the post) in Metz recently and it was one of the best meals we had so far this year! I also told her that one of my bucket list wish is to try one day one of those famous Falafel Sandwiches in Paris. Maybe that's why she thought to give me this gift.



VI's mother arrived from Lebanon to visit VI and her family. She brought her back food from home and VI set aside a box of Falafel powder mix just for me. Isn't she the sweetest?!?



The box has an equivalent of 1 cup of Falafel powder mix. Pour the mix in a bowl.



The content. Fava Beans and Chickpeas are the main ingredients.



Add 3/4 cup of water and mix together.



Cover and leave for 2 hours.



Wet your hands and form small patties.
Fry in hot oil for 1 minute, reduce to low heat for 3-4 minutes turning the patties once until golden brown.



Serve in a pita bread with tahini sauce and fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumber, and lettuce).
Enjoy!

Lunch is served: Falafel Sandwich

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