Sunday, June 17, 2012

Couscous Patties with Pine Nuts & Goat Cheese


Last year I saw an episode of "5 Ingredient Fix" where the host, Claire Robinson, made couscous patties with just five ingredients.  It looked so simple, so I had to try it.  I'm a huge couscous fan!

She used couscous, olive oil, eggs, pistachios, and parsley.  I tried her recipe once, and the results were great!  I wanted to try it with a few different ingredients for fun.



Ingredients:

1/2 a box of Near East Couscous (5 oz.)
2-4 tbsp coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 tsp of salt
fresh chopped basil (I used three leaves)
1/4C flour (not pictured)
1.75-2oz of pine nuts
2-3oz goat cheese (mine was fig flavored)
Makes 12-14 small patties.




Directions:
First, cook the couscous (measure if necessary).
According to the directions on the box: boil water and butter/oil (optional), then add the couscous.  Remove from heat, cover, allow to cook for five minutes, then fluff with a fork.



Add 2 tbsp of coconut oil to the pan.  Turn on med, and allow to heat while preparing patties.

Add chopped basil, salt, and pine nuts to couscous and mix well. 


Beat two eggs in a separate bowl, then mix into the couscous mixture.


Add about 1/4C of the flour to mixture until you can mold it into patties.


Form into patties, then gently place in pan.  Cook until browned on one side, then flip. 


 Once they are lightly browned and slightly crispy, remove from pan and place on paper towel to cool.


Add goat cheese on top if you like.  I like!


Yum!  These are so great as a side item or an appetizer.  By default, they became an appetizer for us tonight while we waited for chicken to thaw.  We couldn't resist.

I could eat these everyday!
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