I love Falafel.
I think it is the yummiest vegetarian thing you can eat.
Hot, herby and fried.
This recipe is based on one I found on FoodGawker from a blog called Just a Taste... HERE!
I adapted it, inspired by the wonderful and yet unbeaten Falafel King, based on Portobello Road (amongst other places).
I used a bit more herbs, as you can tell from the colour of the mix, and I used a mini ice-cream scoop to shape the mix, however a melon baller would work just as well, the key it to make sure they are tightly packed otherwise the air pockets will open in the fryer making a big mess.
I also made a salad to go in the warm pitta.
I love the salad they stuff in at Falafel King, so I made my own version... using flat leaf parsley, tomatoes, cucumber with some white balsamic vinegar, nut oil, sugar and lots of salt and pepper.
This works just as well as a canape with the sauce as a dip. So make some this festive season!