So I decided I wanted to do something a little more interesting with couscous than I normally do.
The result was curried couscous croquettes which involved carrot, onion, garlic and curry powder. They were put with a curly kale cream sauce and chive potato wedges.
1/2 cup of dried couscous mixed with 1/2 cup of boiling water and covered.
One shredded carrot
One shredded red onion
Three finely chopped cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper
Two beaten eggs
6tbsp self raising flour
1/4 cup of single cream
Mix half the curry powder with olive oil and heat up in a frying pan before adding carrot, onion and garlic and frying for about five minutes.
Put in bowl with made couscous.
Add the rest of the curry powder to the oil and add a splash more. Ensure it is hot before adding the walnuts too it and frying them for about three minutes constantly stirring. Then put them into the bowl.
Add the cream, eggs, salt and pepper and flour to the bowl with everything else and mix it all together throughly. The mixture will be quite soggy at this point but it will actually hold together well.
Put enough vegetable oil in the frying pan to allow for shallow frying and then spoon the mixture into croquettes and drop them into the heated oil. Cooking for about five minutes on each side until golden brown.
Remove from the pan and then place on some kitchen roll to remove excess oil.
They are also really tasty cold and would work well with salad and similar things. Very versatile so you can make a large batch and take away from the home for lunch and snacks!