Photo: Jemma Watts
These patties are perfect as a dinner-party starter on a shoestring, a finger food with friends or a snack for munching in front of the TV while a game is on.
Makes 8 small cakes
For the falafel:
Put all the ingredients for the falafel except the oil in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Blend to a smooth paste, then divide the mixture into 8 portions. Mold each portion into a patty shape. Put the flour into a small bowl, the beaten egg into another and the bread crumbs into a third. Roll the patties in the flour, then dip them in the egg and, finally, roll them in the bread crumbs.
Heat a large frying pan. Add the oil and the coated patties and fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Serve with a hummus or yogurt dip and some toasted pita or flatbread, if you wish, but they are also delicious just as they are with a little wedge of lemon.
From Cook on a Shoestring: Easy, inspiring recipes on a budget by Sophie Wright © 2013 Kyle Books.
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Published on October 30, 2013