Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Firsts - Falafel

Friday Firsts

Hi everybody, Happy Friday!

First, I'd like to again say thank you to those of you who donated to help my brother's cat. If you hadn't seen already, I added a (happy) update to the bottom of the post.

My first for this week was attempting to cook falafel from scratch! I've made it from a mix before and eaten it out a few times, but never made it from scratch. I was not very pleased with the final outcome, but Johnny loved it. So, I'll tweak and play around with it some more before I post it for you guys! You win some, you lose some - but at least you tried, right?!


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11 comments:

Kristina @ spabettie said...

well, it LOOKS delicious... I have never made falafel, but I want to!! I will be watching for the recipe... :D

HAPPY FRIDAY, Christina!!

Christina said...

Thanks Kristina (haha I always go to type Bettie!) They tasted ok, but it was a texture thing. They were a little too soft for my tastes - both in the center and not as crispy as I'm used to.

Roz said...

Hi Christina, Hope the kitty updates continue to be good ones! Give him a scratch behind the ear for me. (the cat, not your brother! :) )
Have a good day!!

21st Century Housewife© said...

Hi Christina! Happy New Year! I hope your brother's cat continues to improve :) Your falafel look yummy. I've linked to my Top Ten Recipes for 2010 - it's the first time I've ever done a top ten post on my blog :)

Nowheymama said...

I love falafel. Mmm.

Happy Friday!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

SO not fair! I so want this recipe! I LOVE falafel. Did you bake them or fry them? I've been wanting to make it. Thanks!

Biz said...

Love the round up! I need to get back on the bandwagon - I have several new recipes to try next week - yippee!

I've made falafel from scratch, and they were delicious, but I deep fat fried them! :D

http://mybizzykitchen.com/2010/05/03/wonderful-weekend/

Christina said...

@ debbi and biz - I fried in about an inch of vegetable oil. Then j texted he was running late so I kept them warm on a pan in the toaster oven at like 300f for a bit

Jessie said...

I'm SO SO glad that your brother's cat is better! What a wonderful community, eh? :)

Delicious falafal! I've never tried to make any myself, but you've inspired me!

Dawn said...

OOH I loooove falafel!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am really enjoying your Friday Firsts! Most of them I haven't tried either. I've heard falafel is a bit challenging to perfect, but I am sure you'll get it on your second try! :-)