Greek Tomato Fritters Recipe (Domatokeftethes)

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
164 Calories
1g Fat
35g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4-6 (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Protein 7g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*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. (For an updated version of this tomato fritters recipe, check out:  Domatokeftethes, Greek Tomato Fritters.)​

Ingredients

  • 4 medium tomatoes (ripe, finely chopped)
  • 2 medium zucchini (grated)
  • 1 medium onion (grated)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups of flour (self-rising)
  • 1/2 bunch parsley (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1/2 bunch mint (fresh, or fresh basil, finely chopped)
  • To Taste: salt
  • To Taste: pepper
  • For Frying: 1/2 inch sunflower oil (or canola oil)

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.