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Failsafe Felafels

Failsafe Felafels

Ms C is on the 40-Hour Famine this weekend,  she hasn't tried this one yet.  But she's loitering in the kitchen.  Was that mean of me?  As she's only a little woman,  she is going without food for only 8 hours and without furniture for the whole 40 hours  (it sure has changed since I did it in the 80s!!) she can have some with her dinner tonight.

If you would like to donate to World Vision via the 40-Hour Famine,  click here.  If you would like to do it under Ms C's name,  her Famine ID is 60099193.  Thank you!!!

This recipe is by Diane H. from the facebook page: Failsafe Eating Support Group.  Check their recipes tab.  This recipe can easily be done in any food processor,  just purée/process it all in the order shown below. I'm not totally sure how many I ended up with because people kept eating them!  Let's say 30-40 depending on the size you make them.

  • 2x400g cans chick peas, drained & rinsed

  • 1/4-1/2 leek, roughly chopped
2-3 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped (or dried)
  • 2tbsp SR flour  (GF flour works well also)
  • 1 egg
  • Place chickpeas, leek, garlic and parsley into the Thermomix and purée on Speed 7 for about 10 seconds,  scraping down as needed
  • Add flour, egg and salt and purée again on Speed 7 for about 10-15 seconds until it is quite smooth,  using the spatula through the lid to keep it down on the blades.
  • Put into another bowl
  • Roll mixture into balls, about heaped teaspoon lots and lightly flatten to make into 'medallions' or larger to make burger-size patties. (If your mixture is too 'wet' to handle, add flour and lightly mix through until you can use it.  I also found dropping the balls of mixture into some more flour, coating them, made them easier to handle.)
  • Shallow fry in failsafe oil, flipping over half way when golden. (Or bake in Moderate Oven 30-40 minutes)
  • Drain on kitchen paper
Delicious!!!!!!  I just had mine in a Pita Pocket with some salady bits.  Add some Mighty Mayo.  Yummeh!  Add them to a meal to replace the 'meat' portion.  Also great for finger food,  with hommus or pear ketchup to dip into...  and school lunch boxes!  Gosh,  why haven't I included these earlier?!?!

I am thinking lemon.  Next time I might add a tsp of citric acid with a little water to carry it.  As it was,  I put a little 'lemon juice' (citric acid and water, made to taste.) on the felafels I used in my Pita Pocket.


  1. I can definitely vouch for these...have had them on my to do list for a few months...thanks for the reminder! Jo


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