Beat eggs in a separate dish and add baking powder. Stir to combine and set aside.
Peel, trim and quarter onions. Place in a food processor and pulse three times.
Add drained chickpeas to onions. Pulse and scrape down sides of bowl often to prevent chickpeas from becoming too finely chopped.
When chickpeas are just broken up and mixed with onions, trim parlsey into mixture. Pulse a few times until parsley is chopped scraping down bowl often to bring the parsley closer to the blade.
Remove mixture to a large bowl. Add egg mixture, bread crumbs, olive oil, spices, and lemon juice.
Form falafel mixture into 30 balls and flatten slightly. Let sit for 10 mins.
Meanwhile heat lard/oil in frying pan over medium heat. When oil swirls, test one falafel. The falafel should brown around the edge (approx. 1 minute). Turn falafel over and cook for 1 minute longer or until golden brown. Remove to a plate with paper towels on it.
Cook 5-6 falafels at time, leaving space around each for them to brown.
Remove the falafels to a plate with paper towels.
While falafels are cooking, slice tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, and chop lettuce. Place three cooked falafels on a fresh tortilla, add sliced vegetables, 1 1/2 tbsp tzatziki sauce, and hot sauce if so desired.
Fold one end of tortilla up and fold sides over to make a falafel sandwich. Enjoy!
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Falafels (in tortillas)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Total Carbohydrates 53g18%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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