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Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel)

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Fava Bean Rounds (Falafel)
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These flavorful rounds are made from well-seasoned fava beans and then fried golden brown. They're perfect served by themselves or in pita bread sandwiches.
Updated Mar 5, 2008

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dried white fava or garbanzo beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • Vegetable oil
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat 2 cups water and the beans to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add enough water to cover beans if necessary. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours or until tender. Drain, reserving liquid.
  • 3
    Mash beans with fork; add 2 to 3 tablespoons reserved liquid if necessary. (Do not puree beans in blender or food processor.) Stir in remaining ingredients execept oil. (Mixture should be thick.) Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 4
    Pinch off 1-inch pieces; shape into rounds and flatten. Let stand 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Heat oil (2 inches) in 3-quart saucepan to 375°F. Fry 4 or 5 rounds at a time in oil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you don't have time to start with dried beans, use two 15- to 16-ounce cans of garbanzo beans, drained and liquid reserved.

Nutrition

105 Calories, 5 g Total Fat, 5 g Protein, 13 g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
55 mg
Sodium
660 mg
Potassium
240 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Protein
5 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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