I like Greek food.Â I take that back, I love Greek food.Â And that’s why I love hummus, tabouli & Middle-Eastern origin dish falafel.
But today as I was eating my local Greek restaurant’s fare, I wondering what is falafel?Â And this is what I found out & am passing the info along.
Falafel usually comes in the form of a fried ball or patty that’s been filled with a mixture of spiced fava beans and/or chickpeas.Â They are a very popular fast food in the Middle East and is actually the most popular daily food for Syrians.Â The word itself comes from an Arabic word meaning pepper.
Now for a couple falafel interesting facts.Â Reports from June 2006 state that someÂ conservative Islamist groups in Iraq were proposing the banning of falafel due to its mixed heritage.Â And apparently political pundit Bill O’Reilly likes his falafel sexy, as he made a reference to the food during an intimate, seductive telephone call.
Make sure you stayed tuned for the Recipe of the Day- Fried Falafel Balls.