Maaqouda is a potato patty (or beignet, fritters, whatever – it has a lot of nicknames, more than it should) that originates from, and is commonly eaten in, the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia). It is one of my favorite ‘light snacks’ or entrées, although anyone who has seen me attack a plate of these will tell you that I eat enough for them to count as a full meal.
I typically make these during Ramadan when I get sick of bourek, they’re quite easy to make and they come in different variations (stuffed with cheese, minced meat, tuna, etc. – you get the picture). I, however, make the most basic version of it. And I know it’s no longer Ramadan, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t make a batch or two. Or three. Or four. Continue reading