Kolokythokeftedes (Zucchini & Feta Balls)

Posted on November 02 2015

20151023_105216_resizedHave to admit this recipe mainly caught my eye do to the name, I am told it is a Greek appetizer and what a yummy one it is.  Served with Tzatziki sauce it is a nice little snack mid-day or great appetizer to serve with friends and the name alone will bring conversation.

Accessories: Mixer with stainless bowl and vegetable grater with medium shredding blade
Quantity: 48 balls
Bake: Deep fry Oil

  • 4 cups grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Zambuca (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • handful of various herbs.  I used parsley, dill and oregano (or could use 2 tsp of each dried)
  • 2 lightly beaten eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

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Mix together on low speed the ingredients except zucchini, flour and crumbs.  Once well blended add the zucchini and just mix till coated.  Add about 3/4 cup of each the flour and crumbs, if still to sticky add more till you can form into balls.  I used the full cup of each and they turned out perfect.
Roll into small balls and lightly dust with flour.  Deep fry  about 6 at a time until golden brown. Drain and place on a baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.   One recipe I found did not call for this baking after deep frying but found a few were not completely baked inside so this ensured they were cooked thoroughly.  Another option would be to make the balls smaller so they for sure cook through properly during deep frying.

These were very good served fresh and I also froze some and served another day.  For those I placed in single layer in oven at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes.


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