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Couscous Cakes Recipe

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Couscous Cakes  Recipe. Enjoy delicious & easy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Couscous Cakes.

Total Time: 22 min
Prep 6 min
Cook 16 min

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Level: Easy


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 (Recipe Follows)


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 (Recipe follows).

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis, 2008
Show: Giada at Home Episode: Moroccan Magic 

Recipe for Mango Chutney


1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup chopped onions
Pinch of salt
2 cups small diced mango
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water


In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions. Season with salt. Saute for two minutes. Add the mango. Continue to saute for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil. Whisk the cornstarch with the water. Whisk until smooth. Stir the slurry into the mango mixture. Bring the mixture back to a boil. Continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 1999 

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Lamb couscous burgers with hummus & couscous tabouli
Couscous Salad
Spicy Moroccan ratatouille
Couscous With Garbanzo Beans and Golden Raisins
Roasted pumpkin couscous  

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