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You only need one falafel burger recipe. Black Tap NYC has you covered.

Here’s an awesome falafel burger recipe via Joe Isidori, chef-owner of NYC burger haven Black Tap. He’s also the author of a new cookbook packed with its recipes. The burgers are delicious, inventive and served “deluxe,” and the milkshakes are the skyscrapers of the dessert game, loaded with every other dessert imaginable. But back to this falafel burger recipe.

I’ll be honest: I find most veggie burgers bland and mushy, so I struggled when I was considering a vegetarian offering for Black Tap. This falafel, which is based on a recipe I developed with Michael Schwartz in Miami, was the solution. It’s more of a Parisian- or Israeli-style falafel that reverses the ratio of herbs to chickpeas you find in many recipes. All the parsley, cilantro, and mint create a vibrant, herbaceous flavor that is complemented by homemade tahini, hummus, pickled onions, and feta cheese. We make these fresh every morning, flash-fry them in burger form, and sell out of them every day. At home, you’ll probably find it easier to pan-fry them in a skillet rather than deep-frying them.

Best Beer: Angry Orchard Apple Cider (great if you want to stay gluten-free)

Reprinted with permission from Craft Burgers and Crazy Shakes From Black Tap