Thursday, October 27, 2011

couscous fritters with kale & crispy bacon


Terrible photos (Instagram, you've failed me!) of a really delicious dinner from the other night: couscous fritters with kale and crispy bacon. The couscous fritters were so easy to make. You just mix about a cup of cooked couscous with your choice of flavors - I used fresh cilantro, cumin, ground coriander, salt, and pepper. Add a glug of olive oil, a tiny splash of water, and an egg to bind it all together. A minute on each side until golden brown and you're good to go. This is probably an easy way to play around with different tastes... maybe for an extra fancy kick, leave out the cilantro and press a sage leaf into the couscous before frying it (something I saw on an episode of "Jamie at Home" over the summer).

Pair with a nice glass of wine (Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Zinfandel all seem to be appropriate options according to WinedIn) and a good movie (I recommend "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" - who cares that it came out way back in 2004? It's so dreamy and sad...) and enjoy.


  1. Hmmm, I have never heard of couscous fritters before but they sure sound delicious! I almost bought some couscous at Trader Joe's the other day, but decided against it since I had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. For the longest time, I didn't know what to do with couscous either. Now it's sort of a staple in my diet! I use it a lot in lentil stews, or I'll pair it with bell peppers, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, etc. and eat it like a big old salad. Couscous + salmon + spinach is always a good match too.