Zucchini Balls “kolokithokeftedes”

Zucchini Balls “kolokithokeftedes”

Greek Zucchini Balls are delicious fried pancakes or fritters served as a vegetarian appetizer with homemade tzatziki sauce. This recipe comes from north Greece, from a village in Drama.

Ingredients

Kasseri cheese is a Greek sheep’s milk cheese with a rubbery texture and a sharp, salty flavor. You can substitute kasseri in this recipe with feta, mozzarella or Provolone.

Preparation

Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες Δράμας

Squeeze the excess water out of the grated zucchini. Once grated you can sprinkle it with sea salt and leave it for half an hour. If you’re short on time- just grate it and squeeze as much as you can.

Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες Δράμας

Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands combine the mixture thoroughly and then put it in the fridge for an hour.

Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες Δράμας

After an hour, form the mixture into small balls, flatten them out slightly and coat with flour. In a skillet, heat the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Enjoy!

Nanà…

Zucchini Balls “kolokithokeftedes”

Ingredients

  • 1 kg zucchini grated
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup kasseri cheese grated
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup parsley finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour for coating
  • Corn oil for frying

Kasseri cheese is a Greek sheep’s milk cheese with a rubbery texture and a sharp, salty flavor. You can substitute kasseri in this recipe with feta, mozzarella or Provolone.

Preparation

Squeeze the excess water out of the grated zucchini. Once grated you can sprinkle it with sea salt and leave it for half an hour. If you’re short on time- just grate it and squeeze as much as you can.

Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. Using your hands combine the mixture thoroughly and then put it in the fridge for an hour.

After an hour, form the mixture into small balls, flatten them out slightly and coat with flour. In a skillet, heat the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.


Source: https://cookeatup.com/en/zucchini-balls/

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