Kolokithokeftedes Zucchini Fritters

kolokithokeftedes zucchini fritters
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Servings 8

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Kolokithokeftedes, or zucchini fritters, are the result of taking a fresh summer vegetable like zucchini and turning it into a golden, crisp, and delicious appetizer or meal.

Always accompanied by a healthy amount of tzatziki, these zucchini fritters are found all over Greece. However, they are most popular in Thessaloniki and the surrounding Central Macedonia region.

 4 large zucchini; grated
 1 small bunch of dill; chopped finelyalso good is a mixture of herbs (dill, mint, parsley)
 1 bunch of green onions (or chives); chopped finelydiscard 2 inches of the dark green onion ends
 one or two cloves of garlic (optional)I don't use garlic in my fritters because I prefer a lighter taste, but use garlic if you want!
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 cup feta; crumbledyou can also grate a bit of Kefalotiri cheese
 3 eggs; beaten
 ¾ cup flour
 salt and pepper
1

To make Kolokithokeftedes Zucchini Fritters:
Grate zucchini and put in a strainer. Sprinkle generously with salt; mix through and place strainer in the sink.
Let sit for 20 - 30 minutes.

2

In the meantime, finely chop the dill, green onions, garlic (if using), and any other herbs you are using.
Place in a medium sized bowl, along with the crumbled feta and beaten eggs.

3

Squeeze out as much water from the zucchini as possible with your hands and place into the bowl with other ingredients (the less moisture the crispier the fritter).

4

Add flour, salt, and pepper - mix all together until incorporated.

At this point, you can cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or make right away.

kolokithokeftdes mixture

5

On medium setting, heat up a frying pan and enough olive oil to just cover the bottom of the pan.
Once the oil is hot, scoop about 2 tbsp of the mixture into the hot oil and pat down with the back of the spoon into and a round-ish shape.

Option: You can also make little keftedes - meatball shaped zucchini balls!

6

Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, or until golden brown.
Flip and cook on the opposite side.

7

Remove fritters from the pan and place on paper towels to absorb the oil.

8

Serve with lots of tzatziki and a greek salad.

Hints:
These fritters are also good with a few drops of lemon juice squeezed on top.

9

See more delicious main meals here.
See more vegetarian meals here.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 4 large zucchini; grated
 1 small bunch of dill; chopped finelyalso good is a mixture of herbs (dill, mint, parsley)
 1 bunch of green onions (or chives); chopped finelydiscard 2 inches of the dark green onion ends
 one or two cloves of garlic (optional)I don't use garlic in my fritters because I prefer a lighter taste, but use garlic if you want!
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 1 cup feta; crumbledyou can also grate a bit of Kefalotiri cheese
 3 eggs; beaten
 ¾ cup flour
 salt and pepper

Directions

1

To make Kolokithokeftedes Zucchini Fritters:
Grate zucchini and put in a strainer. Sprinkle generously with salt; mix through and place strainer in the sink.
Let sit for 20 - 30 minutes.

2

In the meantime, finely chop the dill, green onions, garlic (if using), and any other herbs you are using.
Place in a medium sized bowl, along with the crumbled feta and beaten eggs.

3

Squeeze out as much water from the zucchini as possible with your hands and place into the bowl with other ingredients (the less moisture the crispier the fritter).

4

Add flour, salt, and pepper - mix all together until incorporated.

At this point, you can cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or make right away.

kolokithokeftdes mixture

5

On medium setting, heat up a frying pan and enough olive oil to just cover the bottom of the pan.
Once the oil is hot, scoop about 2 tbsp of the mixture into the hot oil and pat down with the back of the spoon into and a round-ish shape.

Option: You can also make little keftedes - meatball shaped zucchini balls!

6

Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on the first side, or until golden brown.
Flip and cook on the opposite side.

7

Remove fritters from the pan and place on paper towels to absorb the oil.

8

Serve with lots of tzatziki and a greek salad.

Hints:
These fritters are also good with a few drops of lemon juice squeezed on top.

9

See more delicious main meals here.
See more vegetarian meals here.

Enjoy!

Kolokithokeftedes Zucchini Fritters