Couscous Patties with Citrus Sauce

Delicious couscous and veggie patties served with citrus sauce gives you tasty Mediterranean dinner – ready to be served for four.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup water
2/3
cup uncooked couscous
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon margarine, butter or spread
1
medium stalk celery, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
small carrot, shredded (1/3 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
cup fine soft bread crumbs (about 1 1/2 slices bread)
1/3
cup sliced almonds, toasted
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1
egg
1
egg yolk
2
tablespoons vegetable oil

Citrus Sauce

2
teaspoons cornstarch
1
teaspoon sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup orange juice
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
tablespoons currants or raisins
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Grease cookie sheet. Heat water to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Stir in couscous, salt and pepper; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Melt margarine in 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook celery, onion, carrot and garlic in margarine, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Mix couscous, vegetables, bread crumbs, almonds, chives, egg and egg yolk. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Place on cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Prepare Citrus Sauce. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil about 8 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Serve with sauce.

Expert Tips

Couscous seems more like a grain than pasta because of its small size. It is quick and easy to prepare and is complemented by almost any seasoning.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
145),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.