Forgot to mention a few things in my last post. For me, I cooked each side for 8 minutes on medium-low heat. This allows the sides to brown nice and are ultimately, easier to flip. You could probably let them go for another 2 minutes if you want an even deeper but not burned brown.
Deep fried falafel are very crispy on the outside but because these are not deep fried, the crispy outside and overall texture are different from restaurant falafel.