- A professional falafel scoop.
- Inner diameter - 2" / 5 cm; depth - 0.4" / 1 cm (great for wide flat latkes or fried patties as well).
- Lightweight - weighs only 2.5 oz.
- Made of high quality cast alloy (strong and robust).
- Made in Israel by Pal-Ed.
This handy tool is a falafel scoop that can be used for making falafel balls, the popular Mediterranean street food, made from ground garbanzo beans (chickpeas) / fava beans and spices. It is often considered to be the national dish of Israel.
To make a perfect looking falafel, make a mixture of chickpeas & spices, and shape them into round balls using this great tool. By using the thumb operated lever, you can drop the falafel balls carefully into the hot oil, and fry them until golden brown.
Falafel is commonly served in a pita bread, topped with fresh vegtables salad, pickles, hot sauce, and a drizzle of tahini sauce.
Recently, falafel consumption has grown considerably, due to a recognition of its nutritional value, and the rising vegetarian/health trends.
When made with chickpeas, falafel is high in protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber.
Chickpeas are also low in fat and salt, and contain no cholesterol. Falafel can be baked in order to reduce the high fat content associated with frying.