Falafel Burgers with Teriyaki Slaw

falafel and slaw

Dinner tonight had a very different flavor profile from my usual. But that’s why I explore recipes–to expand my horizons. I modified both recipes, because that’s what I do.

Falafel
(modified from this recipe by Shiksa in The Kitchen)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 eggs  (I confess, I used one, but the patties didn’t stay together well, so I’d add another)
  • 1-3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Olive oil for frying

Put everything except the oil in a food processor and pulse until you get a coarse meal texture. Do not over-blend or you get hummus. Not that there’s anything wrong with hummus.

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Form patties, and fry for about 3 minutes on each side.

Teriyaki Sauce
(modified from this Food Network recipe)

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic, finely minced

Put ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved

Bring it all together:

Finely slice and lightly stir-fry veggies of choice. I used about a cup of broccoli/carrot slaw. Add teriyaki to taste, and cook a little longer.

Transfer patty to bun, then lift out some veggie slaw with tongs, to avoid a ton of teriyaki on your burger.

Om nom nom.

4 Responses to Falafel Burgers with Teriyaki Slaw

  1. aiphid says:

    Wow, that looks tasty! I might have to try it (maybe with flax instead of egg).

    • frykitty says:

      You just need something that will hold the patties together. That’s what the egg is for. Not sure flax will serve the purpose, but you can find something.

      • Aiphid says:

        Flax is supposedly a good egg substitute, but maybe it’s more for baked goods 🙂

        • frykitty says:

          I had to look this up. Now I get it. Apparently if you mix them with water, they become gelatinous. So yeah, that might work. Sounds like something I’d like to try. Love me some flax.

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