|Mise en place, which I rarely do. I usually know that I have all the ingredients necessary, so I just pull them out and put them back as required. It looked like such a nice group of ingredients...|
(As an aside, this is the last known location of my bottle of olive oil. WHO, I ask, manages to lose a large 600ml glass bottle, with about a cup of product still in it?! I do, apparently. I blame the cats; they hid it just to toy with me, I swear)
|Patties being made using fava beans (first problem), ready to be "nestled" into the crock pot (second problem).|
|*sigh* you all had such promise...|
This is where you'd normally see a picture of the
finished product. Except this time, I was too
embarrassed to even get out the camera and
document my mess. Perhaps next time.
So overall, what did I learn from the experiment? I learned that some things are best left to traditional methods. Chick peas and pan-frying it'll be from now on. On the upside, the "refried falafel" that I salvaged from the glop was really quite delicious. I ate a bunch right out of the pan for dinner, then took the time the next day to wrap the remainders in pita with tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber. To quote my favourite, crazy Disney chef, "Quel domage! Not a loss! Here we go, in ze sauce!" Overall, a repairable disaster.
Humbled by my first Winnipeg kitchen mishap,
P.S.- Anyone who leaves a comment with the name of the above quoted character will win a prize... that prize being my undying adoration and a possible dedicated post! :D