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30 min

15 fritters


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Koloki…what? Although the pronunciation of the name suggests otherwise, this Greek recipe is easy to make. Only with a few ingredients you can make delicious zucchini fritters. But where does that name come from? "Kolokithia" is Greek for zucchini and "keftedes" means meatballs. The Kolokithokeftedes are very tasty with tzatziki and you can eat them as a starter or snack. Not to be missed on a serving board with various Greek mezedakia, such as dips with pita bread.

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Preparation method


  • Finely chop the onion and dill.  Cut the spring onion into rings.  And crumble the feta

Step 1: make the zucchini mixture

  • Grate the zucchini and wring out all the moisture in a tea towel.

  • Put the finely chopped onion in a pan with olive oil and caramelize

  • Mix the zucchini grater, onion, spring onion, feta, egg and dill in a bowl.  Be careful with the salt, as the feta is already salty on its own.

  • Add flour until the mixture sticks together so that you can roll it into balls.

Step 2: bake the zucchini fritters

  • Pour a good splash of sunflower oil and some olive oil into a frying pan.  Don't be too frugal!

  • Take some of the zucchini mixture with a tablespoon and make an oval burger of about 3 cm thick.

  • Once the oil is hot, place a maximum of 4 balls in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides.  .

  • Remove the burgers from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

  • Serve with delicious tzatzik

Καλή όρεξη! ('Enjoy your meal!')
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Contrary to popular belief, the Greeks do not eat meat every day. According to Elefteria, this is one of the biggest misconceptions about Greek cuisine. She will be happy to tell you more about it!


For approx. 15 Kolokithokeftedes:

  • 2 medium zucchini

  • 1 white onion

  • 4 spring onions

  • 200 grams of feta

  • 2 handfuls of fresh dill

  • Flower

  • 1 egg

  • Salty

  • Olive oil for frying

  • Sunflower oil for frying

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