Greek Tomato Feta Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

Greek Tomato Feta Fritters (Domatokeftethes)

I'm showing you my take on domatokeftethes. These are incredibly delicious, versatile, and inexpensive, and they make a perfect summertime appetizer. Serve with freshly squeezed lemon, tzatziki sauce, or just plain Greek yogurt seasoned with raw minced garlic and lemon juice to taste.
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  • Serves: 18 persons



  1. Step 1

    Stir together tomatoes, zucchini, green onions, kosher salt, sugar, black pepper, oregano, and cayenne in a bowl to combine.
  2. Step 2

    Let sit for 15 minutes for the sugar and salt to draw out liquids from the vegetables.
  3. Step 3

    Stir the tomato mixture; add parsley, mint, and basil. Crumble in feta cheese. Add flour and baking powder; mix with a spoon until combined. Batter should be relatively loose but will hold its shape on a spoon. If too loose, add more flour; if too dry, add some water until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Step 4

    Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or use a deep fryer.
  6. Step 6

    Place heaping tablespoonfuls of batter in the hot oil; reduce heat to medium. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Flip once more and fry for an additional 30 seconds, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.