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Kolokithokeftedes - Greek Zucchini Fritters with Feta

Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Edyta
Greek Zucchini Fritters with Feta, called
'Kolokithokeftedes' are
 a perfect pairing of fresh, summer zucchinis, feta cheese and tons of fresh herbs, like dill and mint. Simply put, they taste like summer in Greece. 
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  • 4 Zucchinis Medium, shredded
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp Dill Fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Mint Fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chives or Scallions Fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1.5 cup Flour Self Rising is best but All purpose will work too
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 4 tbsp Cooking oil for frying or more depending on the size of your pan


  • Shred the zucchinis and place into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for a 1/2 hour;
  • Using colander, squeeze out the excess moisture from the zucchini and place back into the bowl; (Tip: & this is very important if you want crispy fritters, the less moisture from zucchini the better);
  • Chop the onions and add to the bowl;
  • Chop the herbs (dill, mint & chives) and add to the bowl;
  • Add feta cheese into the bowl and mix it all together;
  • Beat eggs and add to your zucchini mixture;
  • Add flour and mix it all together;
  • Heat up a heavy skillet (I prefer cast iron, as this distributes the heat evenly) and add some cooking olive oil (Tip: this is one of the most important steps if you want to achieve crispy fritters, both the skillet and the oil need to be super hot);
  • Once the oil is hot, using spoon add a tablespoon of the mixture to the pan (Tip: do not overcrowd your pan, as the introduction of too much of the mixture will cool off your oil);
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes on the first side, until golden brown, then flip and cook on the opposite side;
  • Continue with the remaining zucchini mixture until all the fritters are cooked.
  • Serve with tzatziki or Greek yogurt. Enjoy.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 23.8mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.4mg