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Falafel Dogs

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Who would've thought of combining the American classic hot dog with a famous Israeli food? Only a chef who thinks outside the box. 

You must try this unique combination of wrapping falafel around a hot dog and frying it to golden perfection. The falafel dog, created by my mentor Chef Shelly Ostrow of Holy Cow in Memphis, TN, is a Southern favorite with an Israeli twist which your whole family will enjoy.

If you can’t find falafel mix or would prefer to make your own try our Homemade Falafel Mix here. Always make sure to use a great quality extra virgin olive oil, we love Colavita

Recipe by Shelly Ostrow of Holy Cow in Memphis,TN

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  • 10Servings


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 (10-ounce) box of falafel mix
  • Soy milk
  • Extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita, for frying
  • 1 package of 10 hot dogs
  • Garnish: tahini, yellow mustard


1. In a bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, and sugar. Add falafel mix plus 1 cup of water. Slowly add soy milk while mixing until batter is thick but can be poured, if it is too thick add a bit more soy milk.

2. Heat frying oil to 375°F.

3. Take dry hot dogs and place a skewer stick through the middle lengthwise. For mini falafel dogs, cut hot dogs in thirds or in half. Dip hot dog in combined batter and coat all around until it almost drips off. Place directly in hot oil and hold immersed for 10 to 15 seconds. When it begins to float, release and let cook until golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Place on paper towels to let cool. 

4. Garnish with a drizzle of tahini and serve with a dipping bowl of yellow mustard. Enjoy!

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