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Hmm, I love this board already. Falafel failure ...

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joysan Aug 19, 2006 05:44 PM

My poor Swedish friends have tried to make falafel at least 3 times to complete and abject failure. We even had a deep fryer at one point. The falafel just seems to melt apart. What can we do?

/joy

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    Ida Red Aug 19, 2006 05:49 PM

    Let us know what all went into it so we can troubleshoot...
    I haven't made falafel in years, so I'm not the one to ask really

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      SizzlingJoe Aug 19, 2006 10:27 PM

      It's possible your falafel are too wet... but that's just off the top of my head.

      I usually use the box mix kind, and go light on the water and oil so they won't fall apart.

      If they're falling apart in the deep fryer, definitely sounds like the mixture is too wet!

      1. coll Aug 19, 2006 10:56 PM

        The first time I made felafel I put them in the deep fryer and they dissolved. Now I do them in olive oil in a skillet, very hot, flip them around til done, and they come out perfect. If they hold together when you make them, they should cook fine.

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