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GREEK TOMATO FRITTERS. This easy mezze or appetizer from Santorini, Greece is a delicious and unique way to enjoy summer's best tomatoes! #easy #Greek #tomato #fritter #Santorini #recipe | ColeyCooks.com

Greek Tomato Fritters

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (ColeyCooks.com)
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: ~20
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: fried
  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 
  2. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large heavy-bottomed frying pan (such as cast iron) over medium-high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve hot with tzatziki sauce (recipe). 

Keywords: mezze, feta, Santorini, fritters, tomatoes