Wednesday, March 10th (afternoon)…
I got back from work today around noon and decided to change into my sweats, work from home and, eventually, start to move in on that falafel sandwich. I won’t bore you with the details of my job or wardrobe, though…a foodie blog doesn’t quite have space for that sort of thing.
Wednesday, March 10…much later…
The verdict? A pain in the ass! They tasted very good with the added spices (cayenne pepper etc.), but I don't really know if it would be worth the time to make again; you can get some pretty good frozen ones. Well, I suppose that's only true in the south...they're not readily available up here near the Arctic Circle. If you already have all the spices, they're not that expensive, but don't expect to just throw them together!
Hmm...on further consideration, perhaps these would be ok. I get the feeling that the batter-type stuff would freeze well; you could make a big batch and only thaw and fry what you needed.
Yup, perhaps they'd be worth it if you doubled the batch and fried them only when you need a quick meal. However, it's definitely a weekend project. With all the fixings, this makes a pretty good - and filling - meal.
Congrats to you guys at the Joy of Cooking for starting to include some more 'international-type' food. It's nice to know that a book that's been around for 75 years is still keeping up with the times.