Greek Classics/ Sides/ Vegetarian

SANTORINI STYLE TOMATO FRITTERS: DOMATOKEFTEDES

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

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.

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In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, onions, scallions, and herbs. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

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In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine.

6

Add the flour to the tomato mixture and mix well with a spatula until everything is combined.

7

Mix in the crumbled feta is using.

8

Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.

9

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.

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Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.

12

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.

13

Cook until golden brown all around. 6-7 minutes.

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Set the fritters on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.

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Serve immediately with tzatziki sauce for dipping.

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Enjoy!

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