Royal Mediterranean Falafel
2 Cans Cup Garbanzo Beans Drained
½ Yellow Onion, Diced
½ Cup Chopped Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour, Or More As Needed
3 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 ½ Teaspoons Kosher Salt, Or To Taste
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ Teaspoon Ground Coriander
¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
⅛ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Oil For Frying
Step 1 Place garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand a few minutes then Drain.
Step 2 Blend garbanzo beans, onion, parsley, garlic, flour, lemon juice, salt, cumin, coriander, baking soda, and cayenne pepper together in a food processor, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, until mixture is finely ground and holds together when pressed. Transfer garbanzo mixture to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until flavors blend, 1 to 2 hours.
Step 3 Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4 Divide dough into 12 portions and roll each with moistened hands into a ball then mash to flatten.
Step 5 Working in batches, cook falafel in hot oil until browned and crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to drain. Serve with chopped tomatoes, pita pockets and Tziki .