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How do I make my cousin cousin firmer?

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allthecarbs Wed 07-Sep-16 20:34:46

I made stuffed peppers tonight, they tasted lovely but the cous cous was very loose and hard to eat. What should I add to firm it up a bit?

EvansAndThePrince Wed 07-Sep-16 20:36:12

Cousin cousin gringringrin

allthecarbs Wed 07-Sep-16 20:37:59

Fuck sake! It took me ages to get it not to correct in the op I didn't notice the title! grin

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Wed 07-Sep-16 20:38:09

How do I make my cousin cousin firmer?

Lower cut top?

oldlaundbooth Wed 07-Sep-16 20:39:24



What's in with the cous cous? sister sister?

allthecarbs Wed 07-Sep-16 20:39:33

He's gay Joffrey!

colouringinagain Wed 07-Sep-16 20:40:53

Love it grin Best title in ages!

allthecarbs Wed 07-Sep-16 20:49:30

I cheated and used half a pack of the Ainsley Harriot stuff with some crumbled feta on top. Very nice but very messy.

Blondie1984 Wed 07-Sep-16 21:48:48

Sounds like you added a bit too much liquid....

LaContessaDiPlump Wed 07-Sep-16 21:50:21

Buy him some viagra? wink

Feminazi Wed 07-Sep-16 21:52:08

Oh dear...

PaperSnowAGhost Wed 07-Sep-16 21:52:38


Feminazi Wed 07-Sep-16 22:16:37

I think you need a bit more oil to bind it together...

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 08-Sep-16 16:40:19

When I did this to my uncle uncle I ended up stirring some houmous in to stick it together because it was very annoying to eat.

ForeverLivingMyArse Thu 08-Sep-16 16:42:32


I have nothing else to add.

RiverTam Thu 08-Sep-16 16:42:40

Oh dear, that's really made me giggle. I gave no helpful advice though!

RiverTam Thu 08-Sep-16 16:42:52

Have, ffs!

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Thu 08-Sep-16 16:43:15

I always put what water they say, a dribble of olive oil, stir and then leave it for 5 mins.
It's always lovely, much better than wet. There's nothing worse than a soggy cousin!

atticusclaw2 Thu 08-Sep-16 16:43:17

No don't put more/any oil in it. Any added liquid will make it looser. You need to put less liquid in it to make it firmer.

Either that or you let it dry out too much. Was it sloppy or dry?

BeMorePanda Thu 08-Sep-16 16:46:31

Cousin cousin is always bitty bitty though isn't it?
Unless you overcook it with too much a liquid and it goes stodgy and sticky.

Personally I find it a bit tasteless and blech for this reason.

Obviouspretzel Sat 10-Sep-16 07:20:01

It sounds like you did it right (separate, loose grains) but that you don't like it that way and want it to stick together more? Sorry if that's wrong.

If you like it like that just add a touch more liquid when preparing.

takesnoprisoners Sat 10-Sep-16 07:30:09

grin this is the best title ever. I have nothing more to say. grin

BikeRunSki Sat 10-Sep-16 07:41:06

Put cous cous in a bowl. Cover cous cous with boiling water, just to the top of the grains, no more. Put a plate on top of the bowl. Leave it for 10 mins. It will be perfect.

MakeJam Sat 10-Sep-16 09:02:02

Do you mean it was watery? You could put it in a sieve to drain and press down with the back of a spoon or wrap it in a clean tea towel and ring it out.

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