Oct 02 2008
Falafel, crunchy fried chickpea croquettes, are Egyptian in origin but have become a signature dish of Israel. Now considered a Jewish food, they definitely qualify as Jewish Fusion. The crunchy fried falafel are tucked into pita bread with chopped tomato, cucumber, and tahini dressing, possibly enriched by a spoonful of hummus. Other possible additions (called tosefot at Israeli felafel stands) include shredded cabbage, pickle slices, and fried eggplant slices.