Falafels are awesome

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So, the Dr. Seuss in me wanted to call this post:

Falafels are {not}Awful…


Oh, well…

But seriously… I’ve tried and tried to make real Falafels, and, believe me, dear ones… They are ALWAYS AWFUL.

Like, stink-in-the-stank SKUNKS…

But, Hallelujah.. I found a mix.  A mix that has {if you believe the label} nothing bad for me in it…


falafel mix

All you have to do is add water and let it sit for 30 minutes to thicken.

Then pan fry… OK. It says to”deep-fry”, but I don’t do that…

I just pan-fry those little golden nuggets of yumminess.

Pan Frying Falafels


Laid them on a bed of fresh greens and topped them with some store-bought Tzatziki Dill Sauce.

Tzatziki sauce

I ate ‘em up… Morgan ate ‘em up… well, he ate them up so fast, he left the burnt ones for his children…

And then tried to hide the fact by turning them over on their pretty sides…

falafels on a bed of lettuce

So, tonight, the boys and I went back to Kroger for some Milk… and we got some more Falafel Mix..

TWO boxes.  And we’re going to make them for lunch, when Morgan isn’t here to steal all the fresh, hot, golden nuggets of yumminess away…

Two Falafil Mixes


<aside>Did you notice that the people at Ziyad spell the word ‘falafel’ with an ‘i’ ?  Just pondering that…</aside>

And no, this is NOT a sponsored post.  This is just me finding something awesome to share with you….  My Sweet Bleeps.

But, if you can make awesome home-made Falafels that are not awful… maybe you could teach me…

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  1. falafel is not awful,
    indeed better than a waffle.
    i would eat it with a goat.
    and i would eat it on a boat.
    i do so love falafel, gwen i been.

    1. Isn’t it, though??? I just had to shout it from the roof-tops… well… the cyber ones anyway!

  2. Anything Fried is goodness! I’ll see if i can find this mix at the store.

  3. I’m going to be honest and say I had no idea what a falafel was until I read this post. Any chance they taste like a hush puppie?

  4. Ever since watching that movie She’s All That, where Laney Boggs worked at a Falafel joint have I wanted to try Falafels! 😀

    I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled for this mix at our store!

  5. You know what? I never thought of this before, but my family may actually eat these… I’ll just call them… tasty patties! Yeah! That’ll work!

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