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Couscous and cheese patties

Couscous and cheese patties

Taken from Simple, Fabulous Lunchbox Ideas by Leanne Katzenellenbogen.

Your kids will have a ‘ball’ rolling these couscous patties!


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 wheel low-fat herb-flavoured feta, crumbled
  • 1⁄2 x 250 g tub ricotta cheese
  • 2 red salad onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • cake flour for dusting
  • a small amount olive oil for browning


  1. Pour the boiling water over the couscous and let it stand for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the couscous to a separate bowl and add the feta and ricotta cheese. Mix well with your hands.
  3. Add the onions and mix through. Season to taste.
  4. Add the egg to the couscous mixture and mix well.
  5. Take tablespoonfuls of the couscous mixture and roll into balls using your hands.
  6. Roll each ball in some flour and dust off the excess. Flatten each ball into a small patty with the palms of your hands.
  7. Heat a small amount of oil in a nonstick pan and fry the patties for 5 minutes on each side. The patties should be golden brown in colour.

Makes 12 patties.

Click here for more information on Simple, Fabulous Lunchbox Ideas.

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