What would a Lebanese household be without a functioning deep-fat fryer, or at least an old pot in which there is always frying oil? Nothing! Lebanese people wouldn't be happy without a deep fryer. Just think of falafel! OMG!
You see where I'm going with this, right? Yes, we Lebanese deep-fry everything, if possible. Well, not everything, but there is at least one fried component on the dinner table. Usually it's chips, deep-fried aubergine or deep-fried cauliflower. Often all at the same time.
The greasy gold pieces are then lovingly wrapped in a flatbread (even the fries!) and devoured. It's delicious, really!
Add a few fresh herbs, some yoghurt or tahini sauce and your eyes will light up with happiness. What could be better than a filled wrap full of delicious components? That's it! And you can let your imagination run wild. My youngest niece likes to wrap a few Lego bricks in it ...
One of my favourite wraps is this one: Crispy falafel, aubergine, cauliflower - plus yoghurt sauce and fresh herbs.
I admit: The wrap and its components need some preparation (unless you buy ready-made falafel). But it's worth it!
Recipe for 4 wraps
- Prepare the falafel mixture according to the recipe.
- Wash the cauliflower and cut individual florets from each other. Dry well!
- Wash the aubergine and cut into finger-thick slices. Dry well!
- Peel the garlic and crush it in a mortar.
- Mix the garlic, yoghurt, mint and season with salt and pepper.
- Preheat the deep fryer with oil to approx. 180 °C.
- Fry the cauliflower and aubergine slices for approx. 3 - 5 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer the fried vegetables to a plate with kitchen paper and set aside.
- Deep-fry the falafel.
- Lay out the pita bread.
- Spread 3 - 4 falafel on each and press down lightly.
- Add the cauliflower and aubergine as well.
- Sauce over it.
- Pluck fresh mint and parsley and add.
- Roll up the pita bread.