March 11th, 2009

Save My Falafel!

So, I have a pile of cookbooks and couldn't remember which one I used the last time I made falafel. I started making it from the Moosewood cookbook and was half way through before I noticed the +3 eggs instruction!

So, now I have blended:
4 Cups of chickpeas, garlic, cumin, tumeric, cilantro, parsley, tahini, and some lemon juice. I tried frying up a few balls of falafel without the eggs and they're a mushy mess; they fell apart in the pan.

Is there anything I can do to save this mush, or do I have to throw it away and start over?

super easy tex-mex cous cous




All my recipes are meant to feed one person. I'll let you know if there are leftovers or what adjustments you should make according to my end results:)
Most of these are estimations, so feel free to change it if it doesn't seem right, or to your liking.

ingredients:

cous cous (1 cup)
frozen sweet corn (I only used about 1/4 cup, maybe use 1/2?)
canned black beans (again, used maybe 1/4 cup or less, could definitely use more)
sweet onion (chopped-- used maybe 1/8 cup, could use 1/4 or more)
cumin (1-2 tsp)
chili powder (1 tsp)
lime juice (1-2 tsp)
olive oil (2 tsp)

how to:
combine and mix all ingredients in a small bowl, except for the cous cous and oil
cook your cous cous (it should have instructions-- generally boil 1 cup water, add cous cous, remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes)
heat the olive oil in a pan
add the corn/onion/bean mixture to the pan and turn the heat down so it doesn't burn
while your cous cous is sitting aside, continue to stir the mixture
if it seems to be getting dry, add some water to the pan (only a tbsp or two) and continue to cook
it should be done cooking within 5 minutes or so
fluff up your cous cous, and put it in a bowl with your mixed veggies.

I ended up having not enough veggie mix for my one cup of cous cous, so, as my suggestions say, try cooking more veggies, or even cut the cous cous to 1/2 or 3/4 cup.

enjoy! :)
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