Falafel is found all over the Middle East, however it is more common in countries like Israel, Egypt and Syria. It is regarded as a "fast food" and sold like hot dogs by street vendors. Falafel is also the national dish of Israel.
Other pronunciations of falafel include: felafel, felafil, filfil, and felefel.
Falafel RecipesFalafel can be prepared in a variety of ways. The spices are important and should be personalized to taste.
Serving FalafelThe sky is the limit when it comes to serving falafel. It is commonly served in pita bread with salad and tahini sauce or hummus, called a falafel pita. French fries are sometimes added in the pita with the falafel instead of vegetables.
Falafel can be served alone and is often accompanied by hummus, baba ghannouj, fresh pita bread, fries, and a salad.
McDonald's in Egypt serves the "McFalafel", a falafel version of the Big Mac. The secret sauce is replaced with tahini. Not going to Egypt anytime soon to indulge in the McFalafel. No worries, try this McFalafel recipe.