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Domatokeftethes: Tomato Fritters

In Greek: ντοματοκεφτέδες, pronounced doh-mah-to-kef-TEH-thes

Tomato fritters are a delightful appetizer or side dish, and a speciality of Santorini, a Greek island known for its tomatoes. The combination of herbs can be adjusted to include dill, parsley, basil, mint, or oregano, depending on taste preference. The recipe calls for self-rising flour.

Tomato Fritters

Tomato Fritters


  • 4 ripe medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint or fresh basil, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sunflower or canola oil for frying


Combine all ingredients except flour in a bowl. Add enough flour to make a thick batter.

Heat 1/2 to 3/4 inch of oil in a nonstick frying pan. When the oil is hot, drop the batter by tablespoonfuls into the oil and fry until browned. Turn once to brown on both sides.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper towels.

Yield: serves 4-6

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