I grab the bulk falafel from the health food store. All I do is add water, wait 10 minutes for it to absord, and them I make patties. They are much more easier to handle than the balls in my opinion. I like putting them on whole when pitas with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
I like the Fantastic Foods brand too ... but prepared they way they suggest, it can get pretty loaded with fat - you're frying them in olive oil essentially ... I like the idea of patties ... I would think you could cook those without bathing the whole thing in a pan of oil ....
Making falafel from scratch is actually very easy once find a good recipe and you make it once or twice. I used to be scared of making falafel from scratch too but once I started making it myself I stopped using the falafel mix as the stuff you make yourself is 10x tastier and cheaper than the box stuff.
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