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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 md Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c Minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 c Cooked chick peas
  • 1 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ts Ground cumin
  • 1/2 ts Basil
  • 1/2 ts Coriander
  • 1/2 ts Thyme
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Hot pepper sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 sl French bread, torn & soaked
  • -- in cold water to cover
  • 1/2 c Wholewheat flour
  • 1 tb Extra-virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 375F. Blend garlic, onion & parsley in food processor till
finely minced. Add chick peas & blend til lfinely chopped. Add lemon
juice, herbs & spices. Squeeze water out of bread & add to mixture. Process
till well mixed.

Form mixture into 16 balls. Flatten each ball to form 1/2-inch patties &
dredge in flour. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10
minutes, turn & bake for another 10 minutes.

In a heavy skillet, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. Add patties &
fry till golden brown & crispy on the bottom. Turn patties, add rest of
oil, fry till golden & crispy, then drain on paper towels.

Serve with pita bread & garnished with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions
& hot sauce, see recipe.

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