Maaqouda Magic: Authentic Moroccan Potato Patties

Dish recipes: Maaqouda
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Embark on a flavorful journey with Maaqouda, a beloved dish that graces Moroccan tables with its crispy exterior and tender potato goodness. Learn the art of creating these delightful potato patties, perfect for any occasion.


2 lbs Potatoes (0.9 kg), peeled and grated

1 Onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped

2 Eggs

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Paprika

Salt and Pepper to taste

Vegetable Oil for frying


Prepare the Potatoes:

Grate the peeled potatoes and place them in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze out excess moisture.

Mix Ingredients:

In a large bowl, combine grated potatoes, chopped onion, fresh parsley, eggs, cumin powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Shape into Patties:

Take a handful of the mixture and shape it into flat patties, ensuring they hold together.

Fry to Perfection:

Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Fry the potato patties until golden brown on both sides. Ensure the potatoes are cooked through.

Drain Excess Oil:

Place the fried Maaqouda on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.


Serve Maaqouda as an appetizer, snack, or a side dish. These potato patties are a crowd-pleaser and pair wonderfully with a variety of sauces.

Maaqouda brings the essence of Moroccan comfort food to your table a symphony of potatoes, spices, and herbs crisped to perfection, inviting you to savor every bite.