Greek Tomato Fritters Recipe (Domatokeftethes)

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 4 to 6 fritters
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
286 Calories
13g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 286
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 601mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 456mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Tomato fritters are a delightful appetizer or side dish, and a specialty of Santorini, a Greek island known for its tomatoes. The combination of herbs can be adjusted to include dill, parsley, basil, mint, or oregano, depending on taste preference. This recipe for domatokeftethes (in Greek: ντοματοκεφτέδες, pronounced doh-mah-to-kef-TEH-thes ) calls for self-rising flour.


  • 4 medium tomatoes, ripe, finely chopped

  • 2 medium zucchini, grated

  • 1 medium onion, grated

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups self-rising flour

  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, or fresh basil, finely chopped

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 inch sunflower oil, or canola oil, for frying

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients except flour in a bowl. Add enough flour to make a thick batter.

  2. Heat 1/2 to 3/4 inch of oil in a nonstick frying pan. When the oil is hot, drop the batter by tablespoonfuls into the oil and fry until browned. Turn once to brown on both sides.

  3. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towels.

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