Algerian Food – Maaqouda

Algerian Food - Maaqouda

Algerian Food – Maaqouda

Maaqouda, a popular Algerian dish, is deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of North Africa. Originating from Algeria, Maaqouda is a type of potato fritter or pancake that reflects the diverse influences of the region, including Berber, Arab, and French culinary styles.
Often enjoyed as a snack or side dish, Maaqouda has become a beloved part of Algerian cuisine, showcasing the creative use of readily available ingredients like potatoes. Its history is intertwined with the agricultural practices of North Africa, where potatoes have become a staple in many traditional recipes.
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 6 People
Calories 75 kcal


  • 4 large potatoes peeled and grated
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Preparing the Potato Mixture
  • Grate Potatoes:
  • Peel and grate the potatoes, squeezing out excess moisture.
  • Chop Onion and Parsley:
  • Finely chop the onion and fresh parsley.
  • Combine Ingredients:
  • In a bowl, mix grated potatoes, chopped onion, chopped parsley, eggs, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Frying the Maaqouda
  • Heat Vegetable Oil:
  • In a deep pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Form Patties:
  • Take portions of the potato mixture and form them into flat patties.
  • Fry Until Golden Brown:
  • Carefully place the patties in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain Excess Oil:
  • Remove the fried Maaqouda and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Serve Warm:
  • Serve Maaqouda warm as a delightful snack or side dish.
Keyword Algerian Cuisine, Algerian Food, Algerian Recipes, Maaquouda

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