Algerian Maakoud

These golden little rounds taste perfect hot or at room temperature and make an impeccable snack or side dish. I made a batch of these for a late night snack and it was just right. I tried making a batch beforehand by only forming a patty and coating in flour and it fell apart then I followed the directions and added them into the balls and then formed the patty coating again and they were perfect. So make sure to follow the directions exactly.

4 medium sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 small white onion, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg
Flour, for rolling patties
Sunflower Oil, for frying
scallions for garnish

1. In a large mixing bowl add, potatoes, onion, parsley, salt, cumin, garlic, pepper and eggs, mix well.

2. In a small bowl add flour (about 1 cup). Roll potato mixture into small balls the size of golf balls, then roll in flour, roll again into a ball, flatten then coat patty with flour.

3. On medium heat, add enough oil for frying. Carefully place patties into hot oil and allow cooking on each side until golden about 2 minutes. Place on a paper towel to drain oil.

Yields: Approximately 16

Adapted from Culinary Couture

11 Responses to Algerian Maakoud

  • The look amazing! A neighbor sent me some yesterday but Indian style, one had a hair so you know I didn’t eat them… Waaah wa waahh…

  • That looks ymii and its quite simple as well, I might try it soon insh’allah =)

  • Thanks ladies :) Yea they were yummy and Zelia ha I do not blame you but I know your 100 times worse then I am about things :p lol

  • Aww Noor, I’m so glad you made these and that you enjoyed them!

  • You know your my oldest foodie friend up there Mimi we have been friends on here for sometime back when our blogs were small and ugly lol. I love your recipes mashAllah I have been trying new Algerian recipes bc so many of my friends are always talking about them :)

  • Yummmy! The photos are amaizing!

  • Sounds amazingly good, gonna try it!

  • As-salaamu’alaykum sis,
    WOW..this looks soooooooooo yummy!
    I really shouldn’t visit you until after iftaar :/

    Ramadaan Mubarak

  • Thanks everyone I really appreciate your encouraging words.

  • Delicious mashAllah I want to try these very soon inshAllah

  • thanks

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