- Serves 6:
- 1 and ½ pounds tomatoes, diced
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3-5 scallions (green and white parts), finely sliced
- ½ cup finely chopped fresh herbs
- ¼ cup parsley
- ¼ cup basil or dill
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
- 2 teaspoons dried crushed oregano
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Optional: ½ pound feta cheese, crumbled
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- tzatziki sauce for dipping
All of the flavors of summertime in Greece are in this delicious fritter. Use the freshest tomatoes and herbs that you can find for maximum flavor.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onions, scallions, and herbs. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine.
Add the flour to the tomato mixture and mix well with a spatula until everything is combined.
Mix in the crumbled feta is using.
Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
This mixture can sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so that all of the flavors marry. It can also be made immediately. I prefer to allow it to sit at least 1 hour for best flavor.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
Carefully drop 1 tablespoon of batter at a time in the oil and fry at least 3 minutes before flipping to prevent the fritter from falling apart.
Cook until golden brown all around. 6-7 minutes.
Set the fritters on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Serve immediately with tzatziki sauce for dipping.