As my husband said during dinner, “these are so good I feel like I’m cheating on ‘real’ nachos.”
I could barely contain my excitement to make these once the idea popped into my head.
I followed the falafel recipe that I typically make. But, instead of forming them into patties I cooked it up like ground beef.
Here it is heading into the refrigerator to sit for an hour. So good, I can even eat it like this.
While it was resting and allowing all the flavors to meld, I chopped the vegetables.
After the hour in the fridge, I pan fried the falafel mixture in olive oil. I started by forming it into a giant patty, then just tried to break it up, while allowing it to brown.
When I was happy with the consistency I placed it on pita chips. Then I topped it with the following ingredients
- Taziki sauce
- Grape tomatoes
- Romaine lettuce
- Feta cheese
- Black olives (it’s what we had and my daughter’s favorite food), but kalamata olives would be more authentic
- Lemon wedges
They turned out terrific and easier than making traditional falafels since I didn’t have to roll them all out. Fun, Friday Falafels!