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
- 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.