Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. Now would be a good time to start thinking about menu options.
Like these Falafel-Spiced Deviled Eggs! Traditionally a Middle Eastern food, falafel is a deep-fried ball made of ground chickpeas and flavorings like onion, garlic, herbs and spices. They’re crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Here, I’ve taken some of these elements and applied them to one of my favorite appetizers, deviled eggs. The yolk mixture is prepared simply with hummus and fresh lemon juice. The eggs are then topped with golden bread crumbs, aromatic falafel spice, and a scattering of torn mint and parsley. Each deviled egg is just bursting with falafel flavor, and the crunch of the breadcrumbs resembles the crisp, outer shell of a deep-fried falafel. This appetizer is truly a fun and tasty experience.
Each year, I like to serve an unexpected appetizer along with more traditional offerings. Last year it was my Miso Deviled Eggs, and this year, I’ll be serving these Falafel-Spiced Deviled Eggs. It’s the risky menu item that gets people excited and talking. It’s also the thing they usually remember the most once Thanksgiving is over. Continue reading for the recipe.