Air Fryer Baked Falafels
Like most of the world, I love falafels! But the idea of deep-frying them and wondering whether they will hold their shape in the hot oil or fall apart causes me a lot of anxiety. I bet that is the number one reason why most of you don’t attempt making falafels at home.
But what if you could get the exact same result as a perfectly fried falafel? A falafel that is crispy golden on all sides and soft and perfectly cooked on the inside? And you wouldn’t have to worry about hot oil or your falafels falling apart and making a gigantic mess in it? If it was easy, fuss-free and fool-proof every single time, wouldn’t you make falafels often? Like all the time!
Today is that day. When I give you the gift of the most perfect falafel recipe and the most perfect cooking method. An Air Fried Falafel! This recipe has had more than two dozen testing sessions in my kitchen. Each test explores different air fryers, cooking at different temperatures and times. If you follow the recipe to the letter, you will be amazed at how easy it is to perfect a good falafel.
On my blog, I share an express version of my Supergreen Falafels that use canned chickpeas. But for this classic recipe, I use raw chickpeas. I intend to soak them overnight (so 12 hours) but I get busy with other things and 24 hours have passed before I get a chance to make them. With repetition and testing both times, I found that chickpeas soaked for 24 hours work the best.