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Red Pepper and Parsley Couscous Cakes

Makes 8 cakes (4 servings)

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups cooked Parmesan couscous, prepared according to package instructions; cooled  

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

3 egg whites

1/4 cup finely diced red pepper

1 lime, zested

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

 

2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Plus Olive Oil cooking spray, as needed.

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, mix together the couscous, parsley, red pepper, egg yolks, lime zest, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour over the mixture. Mix until combined.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Form 1/4 cupfuls of the mixture into 8 patties. Add 4 of the patties to the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes each side until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining couscous mixture. If skillet becomes dry, spray lightly with Olive Oil cooking spray; as needed.

~ Lindsay                      

Recipe inspired by Giada De Laurentiis : Couscous Cakes, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/couscous-cakes-recipe/index.html