Sfenj Moroccan Doughnuts are a Moroccan Jewish delicacy made of unsweetened and fluffy dough. Once it has risen, handfuls of dough are shaped into rings and deep-fried until golden. Moroccan Sfenj should certainly be crispy from the outside with a chewy, fluffy interior. These little Moroccan delights are not only served just on Hanukkah but year-round, making the perfect Sunday morning treat.
A flavoured Moroccan version of fried potato patties, known as maakouda, is best served by itself or inside a sandwich. Most famous in Fez, the fried treat is made of simple ingredients: potato, flour, eggs, herbs and spices.
After achieving a mashed potato consistency, the potato patties are fried which results in a crispy, golden crust on the outside while the inside remains hot and mushy.
7. Moroccan Bread: Khobz
Nothing can beat a fresh baked bread coming straight out of the oven with some melting butter inside and pure honey, paired with a hot steaming cup of mint tea… When it comes to Moroccan cuisine, bread is an absolute must-have. From soaking up stews to ditching the need for a fork, you’ll find there’s a different type of bread perfect for every and any meal.
Khlii is a confit of Moroccan preserved meat. It’s traditionally prepared by the long, slow simmering of cured, dried meat called gueddid in olive oil and suet. The resulting confit will store safely for months on end, if not for a year or two, at room temperature. You can buy khlii in many Moroccan stores and prepare a delicious breakfast at home!