Feta and Ham CousCous Fritters
1 cup chicken stock
¾ cup couscous
½ teaspoon salt
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
100g feta, crumbled
1 teaspoon garlic granules
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tbsp plain flour
½ cup ham, diced
olive oil, for cooking
Bring the chicken stock to the boil in a saucepan. Stir in the couscous. Cover and remove from heat. Stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Transfer to a bowl and set aside for 20 minutes to cool completely. Stir the spring onions, diced ham, parsley, feta, garlic granules, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, eggs and flour into the couscous.
Using wet hands form 1/3 cupfuls of mixture into eight 6cm wide patties.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add desired amount of oil or cooking spray and cook the patties in batches for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through.
Serve with salad and tzatziki or sweet chilli sauce.
NOTE: Experiment by adding your own ingredients (whatever you have in the fridge) and herbs to the basic recipe; Replace ham with cooked bacon, sundried tomato and basil, parmesan cheese, or red capsicum.
Looking for something different for lunch or for a quick Sunday night dinner? Try these couscous fritters. I made a batch on Monday and had them for my lunch this week with sweet chilli sauce and they were delicious hot or cold.