Falafel with Shakshuka Gravy

24 8-oz. servings Yield

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lb. GFS Falafel Mix
  • 5 1/2 c. Water
  • 2 lb. Feta Cheese
  • 18 lb. (Recipe) Shakshuka Gravy
  • 12 oz. Tahini Paste
  • 1 1/4 oz. Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Mint Leaves

Preparation

1. Place the falafel mix and water in a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Mix together thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate. Rest the mix 30 minutes to reconstitute before use. Dice the the cheese into ¼-oz. pieces. Place in a storage container. Cover, label, date and refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

2. Using an orchid disher, scoop the falafel mix into 1 1/4-oz. balls. Roll each ball on a well-floured surface until coated. Flatten out into a 3" circle. Place ¼ oz. of feta cheese in the center of the flattened dough. Fold the dough around the cheese. Dip your fingers in ice water and smooth out the seam. Shape back into a ball, rolling in the flour if the dough is too sticky to roll. Place in a storage container. Cover, label, date and refrigerate until needed. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

To prepare à la carte:

1. Place 5 of the falafel balls in a heated 350°F deep-fryer. Cook up to 4 1/2 minutes or until just cooked through. Allow to drain. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 135°F, held for a minimum of 15 seconds.

2. Ladle 1 1/2 c. of warmed shakshuka gravy into a heated serving bowl. Place the falafel balls in a circular pattern in the gravy. Drizzle 1/2 tsp. of tahini paste over the top of each falafel ball. Sprinkle 1 tsp. parsley and 1/2 tsp. of mint over the top of the falafel balls and the sauce.