Notes: Serve with plain yogurt or tahini (sesame seed sauce) mixed with lemon juice to taste; thin with broth or water to dipping consistency. For an appetizer, dip balls in yogurt or tahini sauce; for a main dish, spoon the sauce over the hot meat.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 8 appetizer, 4 main-dish servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, combine sausage, 1/2 cup falafel mix, and 1/2 cup water; mix well. Put remaining 1/4 cup falafel mix in a small bowl. Scoop meat (mixture is soft) into 1-tablespoon portions and drop into falafel mix; roll to coat. Place balls slightly apart on an oiled 10- by 15-inch pan.

  • Bake in a 500° oven for 5 minutes; turn balls (or shake pan) and continue to bake until lightly browned and no longer pink in the center (cut to test), about 5 minutes longer. Add salt to taste.

  • Nutritional analysis per appetizer serving.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; calories from fat 68%; protein 8.5g; fat 16g; saturated fat 5.5g; carbohydrates 8.3g; fiber 2.3g; sodium 497mg; cholesterol 30mg.