(Israeli NBA Star Omri Casspi helps weigh world’s largest falafel ball in NYC)
An Israeli chef at a New York restaurant created what is believed to be the world's largest falafel ball. The over 30-pound falafel ball, made up of chickpeas and spices, was fried in about 10 gallons of oil Friday at the Olympic Pita restaurant, according to NY1 radio. The ball was certified by former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau and an engineer for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records. The effort comes less than two weeks after Lebanese chefs created the largest recorded bowl of hummus, four tons, breaking an Israeli record set earlier in the year. The record-breaking falafel ball attempt was made as part of the festivities leading up to Sunday's Salute to Israel parade.