|25 min||45 min||4|
|2 tsp||Baking powder (for falafel)|
|1 dash||Black pepper (to taste, for fries)|
|114 gm||Blue cheese (gorgonzola) (crumbled, for fries)|
|1 cup||Buffalo Sauce (for falafel)|
|2 can (15oz)||Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained, rinsed, for falafel)|
|1 bunch||Cilantro (coriander) (for falafel)|
|1 tsp||Cumin (for falafel)|
|1/4 cup||Extra virgin olive oil (for fries)|
|3/4 tsp||Extra virgin olive oil (for falafel)|
|2 clove(s)||Garlic (for falafel)|
|2 clove(s)||Garlic (finely minced, for fries)|
|1 dash||Kosher salt (to taste, for fries)|
|2 tbsp||Parsley, fresh (chopped, for fries)|
|4 medium pita||Pita bread, whole-wheat (for falafel)|
|1 pinch||Salt and pepper (to taste, for falafel)|
|1/2 onion(s)||Sweet onion (roughly chopped, for falafel)|
|4 medium potato||Sweet potato (for fries)|
|1/2 cup||Wheat flour, whole wheat (for falafel)|
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Place cut potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle with oil, garlic, parsley or basil, salt and pepper. Gently toss with your hands or two spatulas to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake for 15-20 minutes more. You want the potatoes to be crispy, but not burnt.
Once the fries are cooked, remove them from the oven and toss with the blue cheese and fresh chopped basil.
While the fries are baking, prepare the falafel. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, garlic, onions, olive oil, flour, baking powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Purée until smooth. Add the cilantro and pulse a few times.Once the mixture is combined, scoop out about 1-2 tablespoons worth and form into small balls. Place the falafel on a baking sheet (if baking) or a plate (if frying).
To bake the falafel, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.Bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes or until crisp on top and cooked through. Remove from the oven and gently toss with buffalo sauce. Return the falafel to the cookie sheet and bake 5 minutes longer.
To fry the falafel, add a few inches of oil to the bottom of a heavy pot. Heat to 375 degrees F.Fry the balls for 2-3 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towels and then immediately toss with buffalo sauce.
To serve place the falafel on a warm pita. Top with fries and drizzle with extra buffalo sauce, blue cheese and green onions. Wrap up and optional to serve with the Ranch style Tzatziki.