Recipe of the Month – “Kolokithokeftedes” (Traditional Greek Zucchini Croquettes)

By Journey to Greece on September 4, 2012

Welcome to a culinary experience, tailored by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Greece. This is a memorable journey through the most authentic locations of the Mediterranean. Every month, discover an alluring and traditional recipe.

Recipe of the Month – September 2012

Preparation

In a large bowl grate the zucchini and then add salt. Mix well and leave the mixture in the refrigerator for one hour.
Remove the mixture from the refrigerator. Squeeze and strain the excess water from the zucchini. Place the strained zucchini in a large bowl.
Add all the remaining ingredients except the flour and olive oil. Mix well.

Chef’s Tips: The mixture should not have excess water, if the mixture is too loose you may add more breadcrumbs

Cooking

In a deep fryer heat the olive oil.
On a separate plate place approximately 1 cup of flour. Shape medium size balls and dip it into the flour. Press the ball lightly to flatten. Set to the side.
When the oil has heated well, deep fry.
When the croquettes have a golden brown color remove an place on a plate lined with paper towel so that we help to remove excess oil from the croquettes

Serving Instructions

Place “Kolokithokeftedes” on a platter to serve.

Chef’s Tip: Serve with a dip of your choice. We suggest a yogurt-dill sauce

 

 

Ingredients (for 12-13 pieces)

500 g Grated zucchini
(about 4 pieces)
1/2 Onion diced and sauteed
2 Fresh scallions diced
2 Garlic cloves diced and sauteed
3 Eggs
3 Tbsp of finely chopped dill
3 Tbsp of finely chopped parsely
3 Tbsp of finely chopped mint
100 g Feta cheese crumbled
120-130 g Breadcrumbs
25-30 g Flour
Salt, Pepper
Olive oil
Flour, Olive Oil for frying

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