Zucchini Fritters (Kolokithopitta)

Total Time
2hrs
Prep
1 hr 30 mins
Cook
30 mins

Posted for ZWT6 for Greece Region: These tasty fritters are very easy to prepare and can be served as a side dish or as a light snack on their own. Found on Authentic Greek Recipes website. Not sure of the amount of servings but I'm guessing for an appetizer or light snack about 4 servings. Prep time includes time needed for zucchini to drain properly.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 lb zucchini (1/2 kg)
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1 14 cups feta cheese, crumbled (150 g)
  • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs (4.16 tbs UK)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 3 medium size eggs
  • 78 cup sunflower oil (200 ml)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Grate the zucchini and put it in a colander. Sprinkle salt on top and leave it to drain for 1 hour.
  2. Beat the eggs lightly and place in a mixing bowl then add the rest of the ingredients (except zucchini).
  3. Drain the zucchini well between the palms of your hands and add to the mixture; mix lightly.
  4. Put the oil in a frying pan and heat well.
  5. To make each fritter use a tablespoon to take a scoop from the mixture and with the aid of another spoon push it into the frying pan.
  6. Fry the fritters for a few minutes until they are nicely browned. Drain on towels on a plate.