Falafel is a Middle Eastern deep fried & crispy snack often made with chickpeas and spices. Served with hummus, tahini, and is also delicious in sandwiches.
Using canned chickpeas is not recommended in this recipe because the falafel will not have the authentic crispy texture that is achieved by using dried chickpeas.
These Falafel can be frozen as well. To freeze, shape the falafel mixture into patties or rounds and place them on a baking sheet or tray, and place in the freezer for about 1-2 hours until they're slightly frozen and can keep their shape. Transfer the falafel patties or balls to a ziplock bag and store in the freezer up to 1 month. When ready to cook, thaw the Falafel in the fridge for 1-2 hours and then fry according to recipe instructions.