Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Overweight cupboard #4: Falafel crumbs plate

To be totally honest, I wanted to do plain normal standard falafel with a pack of ready made mix, where you just have to add water. As I slightly overestimated the amount of water, I ended up with a mixture which could not be rolled in balls but just spread out in the frying pan. Tadaaa falafel crumbs!!

It's actually quite nice, and a great quick meal recipe. You can adapt it to whatever is in the fridge. Replace the tomato by thickly sliced cucumber, iceberg salad, chopped carrots, .. and the curd cheese (séré or quark) could easily be switched against cottage cheese, sliced mozzarella, (greek) plain yogurt, sour cream... you name it.

Leftovers used
1 pack falafel mix

Falafel crumbs plate - makes 1

1/3 pack of falafel mix
2 TB vegetable oil
1 large heirloom tomato, sliced
3 TB curd cheese or cottage cheese
a good squeeze of lemon juice
chopped chives

Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add a little water to make the mix more liquid. Cook the mix in the oil for about 5-7 minutes. During that time, slice the tomatoes and arrange on a plate. Mix the curd cheese with lemon juice and chives and season to taste. When the falafel crumbs are cooked, put over the tomatoes and top with curd cheese mix.

Of course, you should prepare real falafel with the rest of the mix. They heat up very well for a 4 AM fridge raid, just make sure you prepared some extra curd cheese sauce to dip into ;-)


  1. Mouahahaha, nicely said! Guess what, that was the falafel mix pack YOU left at my place!