Brown Butter Caramelized Apple Crisp Bars w/ Pecan Streusel + Mascarpone Maple Glaze.
So you guys, do we still like all things buffalo sauce??
I mean, I know I still do, but I sort of feel like the whole “buffalo everything” trend has faded. Is this true? Is hot Buffalo Sauce, well… not so hot??
My family is still hard-core buffalo sauce people. I say buffalo sauce because we really do not even need the chicken, we just need the sauce. For us, it’s all about the sauce. Put it on fries, put it on quinoa…twice…third time’s a charm, toss it with shrimp, corn chowder, make a BLT with it, Thanksgiving stuffing? Sure why not. Make a salad, mushrooms + blue cheese guac, buffalo chicken poppers and even some buffalo fried goat cheese.
Whoa. I didn’t even realize I had that many buffalo recipes. Promise that I will not bombard you with many more… for a least the next month or so. After that all bets are off.
With today being the start of Monday Night Football I thought these Buffalo Falafel Pitas would be kind of perfect.
See, this is how I do guy food the “girly” way. And you guys, don’t tell my oldest brother Creighton (yes, the one who was home for a while after he broke his neck but is now back at work in Cleveland), but I totally got all of my remaining brothers to eat this falafel. I told them they were buffalo chicken balls and they believed me… until they bit into them and realized they were minus the chicken. BUT by some miracle, they didn’t ask what exactly they were. They just liked the taste and at that point, that was all that mattered. SCORE!!
FYI, if Creighton IS reading this, you should know he is probably dying and in horror that my brothers ate beans instead of chicken… willingly. He is also probably texting us all (meaning me, my immediate family AND my cousins and uncle) in our Group Me app.
This also means, that my whole family is probably getting a laugh. Well, except my brothers who ate the falafel. Yeah, they are probably scrubbing their tongues right now to rid themselves of the “health food”.
Anyway, this is totally guy food turned chick food, BUT – it’s still completely guy food. Meaning it’s perfect for everyone.
The first time I cooked this meal, I fried the falafel because it was my first time making falafel and I really wanted us all to like it. We did, actually, my dad is now calling this his favorite meal, but he really loves anything with buffalo sauce. The second time I made these, I baked the falafel and they still turned out awesome. Not gonna lie though, the fried falafel was just a tad better. Fried pretty much always wins, but I totally get it if you do not want to go to the trouble or want to make this healthier. The baked falafel are still delicious!
And the fries. Oh my gosh, the fries are addicting.
If you despise blue cheese (it’s my favorite), swap sharp shredded cheddar. Either way, you will love these fries. I used a mix of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, but use whatever your prefer.
Also, the tzatziki ranch, it’s not a must, but it just finishes everything off.
If you ask me, you can’t leave a good pita hanging without a little tzatziki. Total freak.
But hey, I just like good food.
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And clearly this is good food. Seriously guys.
If I fry the falafel and the potatoes, how much less do you think it would take?
So sorry, I am not sure what you mean? The instructions for frying are in step 7. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Everything was great, but the falafel just wouldn’t turn out! The fries and sauce were SO good though.
I am really glad you enjoyed the fries and sauce, Emily! Are there any questions I could answer for you? Please let me know! xTieghan
Hey Emily, so sorry you had trouble, Is there something I can help you with? Glad you still enjoyed the recipe!
Wow! yummy! I will try this. You can add one more mouth watering recipe in your blog that i tried last Sunday “Crispy Fish Finger”.
Thank you! I hope you love this Andy!
How many ounces of chickpeas in the recipe?
Hi! You need 2 (14 ounce) can of chickpeas. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much and happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan
Can I substitute with a gluten free flour? Thanks!
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If you want really crispy oven fries, try soaking the potato strips in water for about 20 minutes. Drain them, dry them off a bit, and then bake. Soaking them takes out some of the starch.
If you want to get really crazy – after you drain and dry them, pour on a little buffalo wing sauce, toss them in it, and then bake them.
I am brand new to deep frying anything and my falafel desinigrated in the hot oil. Do you have any idea why this wouldve happened? Thankfully I had enough left over to toss in the oven, but my hungry hubs and babe are waiting very patiently for dinner!
Oh man!! I have no idea why that would happen. Was the falafel a soil ball when you fried it?? So sorry for the trouble. Hope i can help!