Friday, April 30, 2010

Now playing - Purple Haze

Now playing: Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze #7
via FoxyTunes

The search for a different cheese other than feta tonight turned me onto the use of an old friend in the form of Purple Haze Chevre'. It was not only a different cheese to put in a pita, but a different way to use it, as well. This time it was stirred into a falafel dough. This cheese made a wonderful addition to falafels with the acidic bite and the exciting twist from lavender and fennel pollen.

Purple Haze Chevre' Falafel

16 oz. chickpeas (mashed)
2 cloves garlic (
1 lrg. onion (small dice)
3 tbsp. parsley (chopped)
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
4 oz. Purple Haze Chevre'
1/4 panko
1 egg

Mix these ingredients in a bowl. Let the panko absorb moisture and thicken to form into patties, or balls. Coat with additional flour, then additional beaten egg, and then finally additional panko. Fry in hot oil until golden on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve in pita bread with sides like lettuce, olives, tomato, onion. Sauces like hummus and tzatziki are glorious with this dish.

Some of the usual suspects in a dish like this. The olives are a recommended pairing with this cheese, so score!

Photo seedling update. Here you see tomatoes, cucumber (future ingredients for the above recipe perhaps.) Also pictured are birdhouse gourds and courgettes.

1 comment:

  1. I tried goat cheese Brie last week. It was delicious!
    As usual, your photos are wonderful...everything looks delicious.
    I want to try that recipe with talapia and fresh asparagus. :o)
    Your garden is growing so fast, too.
    Have a great week and weekend, Marcie.