Last night I had my family over for dinner and I decided to do a vegetarian style Greek dinner. The menu was falafel sandwich with hummus and salad. I used this recipe for a greek yogurt dressing for the salad, which I thought was very good. The hint of fresh mint was a very nice touch. For the hummus I used my usual recipe which I think is fairly standard and is usually a hit. But, when it came to the falafel sandwiches, they were …. well, just okay. And okay is fine, but usually when I invite people, especially family, over for dinner I hope for better.
For one, I baked the falafel not wanting to deal with the mess of frying. I suppose that may have been the bigger of my mistakes. But, I used this recipe and just found it to be a bit lacking. In addition, I pulled another recipe for the tahini sauce and it was simply too overpowering. It was very thick unlike the tahini sauce I am accustomed to seeing in my local Greek restaurant. I was almost wondering what would have happened had I inverted the quantities of tahini and lemon juice.
At any rate, everyone ate their meal with no complaints and said that everything was good. But, I know it could have been better. So, my questions for you … has anyone got a good falafel recipe? I love falafel and definitely want to try again. Also, do I have to fry it to get the real deal at home? What about a good tahini sauce?