Because orange is cool. I made these babies back in July and had forgotten about them until a reader sent me an email last night. Falafel, how I love thee. I will never forget you again.
As much as I'd like to claim the genius behind this "idea," I can't. I first saw this recipe but I thought the instructions were terribly unclear and I'm not a a fan of pre-made mixes anyway. I also didn't want to fry my falafel balls so I had to come up with something... and since Scott says a falafel is not a falafel without a 'yogurt' dressing, I had to make that too.
(Sorry about the photo, Scott took it at work, it really doesn't show off how cute the balls came out.)
Here's is an equally bad picture of the cilantro "yogurt" spread that goes with them!
Variation:For a traditional falafel, use 1 can 15oz drained chickpeas, mashed with the falafel mix (in place of the yam and bulgar).