This is a good falafel recipe if you don't want to deep fry. When I made the "batter", it was too wet, so I added an egg (to bind it) and then added all of the bread crumbs into the batter, instead of using half of them to coat the patties. I also made the patties much smaller, about 2 in. in diameter, which made them easy to work with. Yum! Delicious!
Open-Faced Falafel Burgers
SueBee888 Posted: 08/24/09
KatieD8 Posted: 04/11/10
Yummy and healthy!
Ndcummings0418 Posted: 03/15/11
These are delicious. They are not like traditional falafel, but I like them better because they are creamy on the inside. I had no problem keeping them together, but did reduce the amount of water in the sauce.
Lefebvre1010 Posted: 05/30/11
The sauce does not work, don't waste your tahini, find another recipe. The water is way too much, use tahini as base and add flavors slowly, add agave for sweetness
ScottMunson Posted: 06/16/11
WAY too much water in the sauce. I reduced the amount to 1/4 cup. Also, doubling the spices and lemon will balance the flavors better in the falafel. As others said, making smaller burgers and adding an egg make them easier to handle.
ozzyfan1125 Posted: 08/26/11
Turned out great! We skipped doing the sauce and just made the falafel. We had to use more breadcrumbs than the recipe called for.
liv2bake Posted: 01/08/12
The patty mix is much too wet, be sure to add the egg as sugested above. Otherwise, a tasty flavor.
Candcmama Posted: 03/13/12
I made the falafel recipe as written and had no problem with them falling apart. My husband and I really liked them, but I thought there was a lot of garlic. Next time I will only put in 1 or 2 cloves in so that my kids will eat it. For the sauce, I followed others advice and gradually added the water, I only used about 1/3 to 1/2 cup. I will defintely make these again!
BeccaCurrie Posted: 05/24/13
I omitted the sauce and finisher. I made the burgers, cooked and stuffed them inside a pita bread half with some romaine lettuce and enjoyed my food that way. I admit, I gobbled up 2 of those babies! They were good! Which amazed me. My husband liked it so much, he gobbled up 2, and one of my sons sort of liked it, but liked the meat burgers better. two sons absolutely hated it, one, so much so, that he tried to hide the burger (17 yrs old)...lol I didn't have garlic or the seasonings, which is probably a good thing, because my family thinks I use TOO much garlic in everything!! LOL Overall I loved this recipe.
Banderson16 Posted: 11/13/13
The first time we made this, we didn't love the sauce. I imagine this is the only reason it isn't rating as well. I made fresh Tzatziki sauce to go on these, instead. Outstanding! All 4 of my kids love these!!