• Prep 15 mins
  • Total 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

TIP: If you prefer to start with dried chickpeas, soak 1 cup of them in cold water for at least 8 hours, then drain, rinse, and dry thoroughly (do not cook before using). Falafel are great served in a pita pocket or on top of a salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and tahini sauce.


  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Wheat

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  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 small onion, peeled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled smashed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large egg


  • Food Processor
  • Large Bowl
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    Spread chickpeas on a tray lined with paper towel and let air-dry while preparing other ingredients. 

  • Step 2

    Combine onion, bread crumbs, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, coriander, and black pepper in a food processor, and pulse to combine until onions are finely minced. 

  • Step 3

    Add chickpeas, 3 tablespoons oil, and egg, and pulse just until chickpeas are broken down and mixture is combined. 

  • Step 4

    Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir to ensure it is evenly combined. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to shape mixture into 16 patties. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 

  • Step 5

    Brush patties on both sides with remaining oil. 

  • Step 6

    Place Cook & Crisp™ Basket in pot and close crisping lid. Preheat the unit by selecting AIR CRISP, setting the temperature to 375° F, and setting the time to 5 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 7

    After 5 minutes, place half the patties in the basket, leaving ample space between them. Close lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 375° F, and set time to 22 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 8

    After 11 minutes, use tongs to flip patties over. Close lid to resume cooking. 

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, remove patties and repeat steps 7 and 8 with remaining patties. Serve warm.