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North African Chicken Potato Patties

Posted on | August 17, 2011 | 13 Comments

This dish is a wonderful way to serve chicken and potatoes.  Serve it with a salad or some vegetable side dish, and you got yourself a tasty meal.  Once you tried this recipe, feel free to experiment with other ingredients.  I might try a version with cumin or cilantro.  Don’t get me wrong, I like this recipe a lot but I think this is just the beginning and many other flavours could be integrated into this recipe.


  • about 1 to 1 1/2 lb boneless chicken
  • about 2 lb potatoes
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • chili powder, to taste
  • pepper, salt to taste
  • flour, as needed
  • oil


Cut the chicken into cubes and cook it in boiling water until done.  Remove it with a slotted spoon, and finely dice the chicken pieces.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks.  Then cook the potatoes in the chicken broth until they’re soft.  Remove them with a slotted spoon and put them into a bowl.  Save the broth.

Mash the potatoes with a fork.  Then add the eggs and mix well.  Add the chicken, the minced onion, the garlic, parsley, cinnamon, turmeric, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Mix well.  If the mix seems too dry, add some of the broth.  Add some flour if it seems too wet.

Sample and season to taste.  I added a little more cinnamon as well as a little more chili powder at this point. 

Shape the potato mixture into patties with your hands.  Heat some oil in a large frying pan.  Fry the patties until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with a salad or a side of vegetables.

Guten Appetit!

Source:  “The Best Recipes in the World” by Mark Bittman


13 Responses to “North African Chicken Potato Patties”

  1. Aliena
    August 17th, 2011 @ 21:53

    These chicken potato patties look really tasty! I will them tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  2. thisoldbroad
    August 18th, 2011 @ 03:44

    This looks so great. I’ve been looking for new ways to fix chicken & the simplicity of this is perfect for me. Thank you for sharing.

  3. BalticMaid
    August 18th, 2011 @ 12:15

    @ Aliena & thisoldbroad: I appreciate you coming by and leaving comments. Hope you’ll enjoy the patties!

  4. The Undercover Cook
    August 27th, 2011 @ 18:23

    I gave these a try – very tasty! Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying your blog and the diverse recipes!

  5. BalticMaid
    August 27th, 2011 @ 20:01

    @ The Undercover Cook: Thank you! This comment really made my day! I am glad you like the recipes!

  6. Emily
    December 3rd, 2011 @ 15:58

    These were delightful! Seriously – these are not hard to make and the result it well worth the effort. My kids and hubby love these as do I!! I plan to have them regularly!

  7. Faithe
    March 4th, 2012 @ 16:55

    I am loving your site! This recipe looks great. I’ve been wanting to experiment with African cuisine. You are right, adding cumin and cilantro to this would be a great idea. I bet they would also taste great with a tamarind-based sauce.

  8. BalticMaid
    March 4th, 2012 @ 20:05

    @ Emily: Thanks for stopping by. I love getting feedback from people who tried the recipes. Thank you!

  9. BalticMaid
    March 4th, 2012 @ 20:06

    @ Faithe: Thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate it!!! Let me know if you try these patties with tamarind. I’d love to hear how they turn out!

  10. Sherry in Union, KY
    November 15th, 2012 @ 18:35

    My husband made these for dinner last night and they were a big hit. Definitely taste the potato mixture and add more spices (especially cinnamon). Also, if you make the patties too thin, they will crumble easily. My three-year-old granddaughter and my seventeen-year-old son absolutely loved them.

  11. BalticMaid
    November 16th, 2012 @ 12:13

    @ Sherry: I am glad you enjoyed them. Thank you so much for your comment and feedback!

  12. Stefi
    June 24th, 2013 @ 09:38

    I only have one word to describe this recipe: DELICIOUS! I will definitely try it again. Thank you for sharing it!
    I saved your recipe on Pinterest a while ago but tried it for the first time only yesterday. Now you made me curious and I’ll check out more of your recipes.:)

  13. Sarah
    February 19th, 2015 @ 05:11

    I’m excited to eat these tonight. Has anyone made them with sweet potatoes? I bet that would be great!

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