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Za’atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

Za'atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

I’m trying to be more productive this year, spending more time in the kitchen cooking and developing new recipes.  Just like last year, this year I also joining Epicurious Cook90 cooking challenge. Today is the third week of the cooking challenge and so far I managed to cook my meal every day. To make the daily cooking easy I need to be creative and make a different meal with the leftover. Like these za’atar and goat cheese couscous fritters, I made it with my leftover dinner.

Za'atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

Za’atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters


Couscous fritters

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar powder
  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup boiling water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 100 gr feta or goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Tip the couscous into a large bowl and add boiling water or vegetable stock. Cover the bowl and leave couscous for 5 minutes, until all the liquid absorbed.
  • Fluff up the couscous with a fork and add green onion, za’atar powder, beaten eggs, yoghurt and crumbled feta cheese. Season and stir well.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 and shape into patties.
  • Heat oil medium size fry pan over medium heat. Add about 1 tablespoon oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add couscous fritters to the pan once the oil is hot. Fry the fritters over medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side until golden. Remove and drain fritters on paper towel.
  • Serve couscous with yoghurt or tahini sauce.

Za'atar and Goat Cheese Couscous Fritters

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  • Reply
    August 11, 2020 at 10:31 PM

    Hey Atika! These couscous fritters look SO delicious and I’m so glad I found it! I am wondering however, when you say in the recipe add the vegetable stock, is this the boiling water? I don’t see it anywhere in the ingredients list. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Atika Sumarsono
      August 11, 2020 at 11:07 PM

      Hey Livia! You can replace the stock with plain boiling water. Thank you, I will correct it.

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