These Greek Tomato Fritters are an easy mezze or appetizer from Santorini in the Greek Islands. A delicious and unique way to enjoy summer’s best tomatoes! Little crispy fried nuggets bursting with tomato flavor and begging to be dipped into a creamy tzatziki.
- 1 pound tomatoes, finely diced
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
- 3 scallions finely sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely minced
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 cup all-purpose flour or a cup-for-cup gluten free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
- Olive oil or vegetable oil for frying
- Add the tomatoes, onions, scallions, parsley, mint, salt and pepper into a medium-large bowl. Mix to combine, then add the flour and baking powder. Mix until it forms a cohesive batter, then stir in the feta, but be careful not to overtmix or it will make the fritters tough.
- Heat a thin layer of oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan (such as cast iron) over medium-high heat.
- Working in batches, carefully place heaping tablespoons of batter into the hot oil. Fry on all sides until golden brown, crispy and cooked through. If the batter is still a little bit raw in the center, you can finish cooking in a 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes.
- Serve hot with tzatziki sauce (recipe).
Keywords: mezze, feta, Santorini, fritters, tomatoes