Fail: Falafels

Pin Reaper: Steck

Original Inspiration:

Pinterest Fail Falafels inspiration

What I Did: My daughter needed to make a Middle-Eastern dish for a language class at school. We like falafels, but I’ve never made them. Most of the recipes classify themselves as “easy” but this was a disaster! As the falafel patties cooked in the oil, they disintegrated before our eyes!

My Result:

Pinterest Fail Falafels result

Next Time I Will: I’m not sure why this happened.

Pinterest Fail Falafels storyboard


  1. Suzy

    If you try these again, try freezing the patties before frying them. Also start with a lower oil temperature, it looks like yours was pretty hot to begin with- My easy trick for oil temp is to drip just 2 or 3 drops of water into the oil before you put it on the heat. When it pops, the oil is just right- at the temperature water evaporates.
    If you don’t mind them not being vegan, you might also try adding an egg white to the mixture as a binder, like you would do in a meatball.

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