|A Middle Eastern delight!|
It seems like there is one sort of "set" method of making falafel, so here it is in a healthier baked form, as inspired by Mark Bittman, Alton Brown, and the annals of culinary history.
Your Standard Falafel
Makes 8 servings. 12-24 hrs. prep time. 45 min. cook time.
|A bowl of dried chickpeas.|
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Drain the water and throw the chickpeas into a food processor with 1 onion (chopped a bit), 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp. ground cumin, 1 c. chopped parsley, a dash of cayenne powder, 1 ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. black pepper, 1 tbsp. baking powder, and the juice of 1 lemon. Pulse intermittently until the mixture is minced but not puréed.
|Unsuspecting falafel in the oven.|
something else, so today's second-best option is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a musical comedy written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on 8 May 1962, directed by Jack Cole, produced by Hal Prince, starring Zero Mostel, and featuring staging and choreography by Jerome Robbins, though he wasn't credited. It was Sondheim's first big hit as a composer and won the Tony award for Best Musical as well as four others.