You know falafel is one of the best tasting foods, but it is sometimes tricky to prepare. By tricky, I mean that if you don't have the consistency just right, you will end up with falafel that will just fall apart as soon as it hits the oil. Yuck!
Alas, I have the solution to falafel that just won't stay together. A binding ingredient is needed sometimes, especially if you are using canned beans instead of dried. The perfect binding ingredient for falafel is flour. Nothing fancy, just plain all purpose flour. Add a few tablespoons at a time to your falafel mixture.
If all else fails, try a boxed falafel mix. Not only are they easy and inexpensive, they taste just about as good as your favorite Middle Eastern eating spot.