Moroccan Potato Fritters (Maakouda)
These potato fritters are a super popular Moroccan street food. They are zesty. Quite zesty. I used plenty of cayenne pepper to season them, and I think you’ll love me for that. I fried them until crunchy and served them with a generous squeeze of lime juice. They’re also wonderful with a side of yogurt sauce.
Do give them a go.
MOROCCAN POTATO FRITTERS RECIPE
Yield: 8 patties
Prep Time: 10 MIN
Cook Time: 12 min
3 medium Russet potatoes, peeled, coarsely grated and drained
2 eggs, beaten
6 sprigs parsley, chopped
6 sprigs cilantro, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon paprika powder
½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup all purpose flour
About 1 cup canola oil for frying
Soak the shredded potatoes in a bowl of water for 2 minutes. Drain in a colander. Dry the potatoes in a kitchen towel to remove moisture. In a medium bowl, Mix the shredded potatoes with the eggs, parsley, cilantro, garlic, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and flour. Roll the mixture into balls and flatten to form patties.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Carefully deposit the patties in the pan and fry them until golden and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Drain them on absorbent paper towels.
Serve with lime wedges or yogurt sauce.