Couscous Cakes

Total Time:
22 min
6 min
16 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 cups cooked couscous, prepared according to package instructions and cooled
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mild mango chutney

In a medium bowl, mix together the couscous, cilantro, egg, egg yolk, coriander, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture. Mix until combined.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Form 1/4 cupfuls of the mixture into 8 patties. Add 4 of the patties to the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes each side until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining couscous mixture.

Serve the couscous cakes with mango chutney.

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Yummy! They came out perfectly! I used my favorite herbs... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great way to use up leftover couscous. I added shredded carrot and shredded fennel and made sure to add the lemon zest. I don't know how anyone can call these bland with the lemon zest added. I used my own homemade mango chutney. I love the crisp outer crust to these patties. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved these! I made exactly as directed and they held together fine. I did refrigerate them for a few hours before frying though. I loved the hint of lemon from the zest. Will definitely make these again as I always seem to make more couscous than necessary for one day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the recipe as written and frying it was a mess. So I went to baking the cakes in the oven, and they came out MUCH better. I flip them half way through. I use a 350 degree oven and bake the cakes 20 minutes, turning them at 10 minutes. I serve with salsa or peach-mango salsa. I probably use a little more flour, too--just to get them to stick together better. With a gluten intolerant person in the household I use left-over quinoa and a rice flour blend for the regular flour--they are a big favorite with everyone whether made with couscous or quinoa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a huge fan of this recipe. It was a little bland and called for much more ground coriander and salt that what was in the recipe. I also used them with mango salsa and mango chutney,and although those things helped, I probably wouldn't make them ever again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this recipe! I I did have a bit of truble keeping the cakes together and packed. They were still good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't find mango chutney so I used mango jelly. It really did not help the dryness of the cakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had cous cous for dinner, and I found this recipe and used my leftovers to make these cakes for lunch!! Perfect way to make 2 meals out of one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these every time I roast a chicken. Whatever herbs I use in chicken, I add to the recipe to echo the flavors. Rosemary is my favorite to add, since it goes with the lemon so well (thyme is also great!). I have never added flour, but I do always refrigerate the mixture before putting them in the pan. Because we are trying to cut oil out of our diet, I am going to try to bake these the next time I decide to make them. They are simple, delicious, and a great alternative to rice or pasta if you are a meat-starch-vegetable girl like me. They are a little rustic and sometimes don't keep their perfect shape, but I am a very rustic cook so I like it that way. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were very simple to make. I did add an extra tbsp. of flour but probably because I used xtra large eggs. I really liked the lemon flavor and crunchy texture. I did not make the mango sauce but made a spicy mayo instead which was perfect. I also used curry instead of coriander. I will be making them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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