Couscous Patties

Yield: Makes 16-18 patties

Couscous Patties

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 T. olive oil (plus additional for frying patties)
  • 2 C. (400 g/12 oz.) dry couscous
  • 3 C. (750 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 8-9 oz./250 g cream cheese
  • 4-5 oz./125 g goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 1/2 C. (60 g) Parmesan cheese
  • Optional herbs, depending on your choice: parsley, basil, thyme, cilantro

Instructions

  1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add dry couscous and hot broth; stir and cover. Let set for at least 5 minutes until the broth is completely absorbed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, lemon juice, and three cheeses. Stir until well blended and creamy.
  4. Combine the two mixtures and stir to combine. Shape into patties (about 1/3 cup each) and fry in a few tablespoons of hot oil until well browned.
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Variations:

Mediterranean ““ add chopped sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, and fresh basil before forming patties.

Mexican ““ use Cotija cheese instead of goat or feta cheese; add cilantro and black olives before forming patties.

American ““ add crumbled bacon and finely chopped hard-boiled egg before forming patties.

Be creative! Try adding your favorite ingredients! Roasted red pepper. Green olives. Mushrooms.

Optional sauces:

“¢ Goat cheese, thinned with a bit of olive oil

“¢ Marinara sauce

“¢ Salsa

“¢ Process some sun-dried tomatoes, a little garlic and olive oil; add some goat cheese or cream cheese; thin with a little milk

“¢ Process some fresh basil, a little garlic and olive oil; add some goat cheese or cream cheese; thin with a little milk

Step-by-Step Instructions

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