Falafel Fritters

AS a lover of meat, I really do look forward to an evening of big, juicy loins.

Sirloins, that is!falafelfrittersLately, I’ve become aware of the fact that there is a preconceived notion that vegetarian dishes are relatively bland, flavourless, and only consumed by hippies.

Well, my friends, times have changed! Gone are the days where anything green is only for people with dreadlocks, dude. Tonight you’re going to put that lamb shank back in the freezer and open up the vegetable crisper.

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern favourite made from ground chickpeas, served either on its own, wrapped in flat bread, or drizzled with hummus or tahini. While a popular dish among vegetarians, falafel has warmed to the tastebuds of even the pickiest of meat-eaters, and can be bought in your local supermarket or food court. These bought versions are often incredibly crumbly and dry, and if you’re a carnivore leaving the herd for the first time, you might not be thoroughly convinced to step into the world of the veggo.

Try this home-style recipe for falafel fritters, and be converted from strict steak-swallower to happy omnivore. Peace out.

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