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Michy’s Favorite Herbaceous Falafel

Michy’s Favorite Herbaceous Falafel
Michy’s Favorite Herbaceous Falafel (WPLG, INC.)

Michy’s Favorite Herbaceous Falafel

7 ounces chickpeas, soaked overnight (about 2½ cups once soaked)

1 cup onion, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper

2 cups loosely packed mixed herbs, chopped (use equal parts parsley, cilantro, mint)

oil, for frying

Add everything but the herbs into a food processor along with a few cracks of fresh ground black pepper. Pulse a few times to start grinding the chickpeas. Add the herbs and continue pulsing, scraping the sides of the food processor as needed, until the chickpeas are finely ground and the mixture is bright green.

Heat 1 inch of oil in a shallow cast-iron pan to 350˚F. Using a scoop or falafel press to mold, fry the falafel in batches until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and season with salt while warm.

About the Author:

Born and raised in Miami, of Jewish and Latinx descent, Chef Michelle “Michy” Bernstein is the host of Local10’s Emmy-Award winning SoFlo TASTE and a fixture in the culinary world.