Zucchini cutlets is a great way to have a less traditional dinner or a great snack. They are served with tzatziki sauce, which is their perfect complement. Unfortunately, it is prepared quite labor-intensive, however, their luscious slightly mint flavor rewards the preparation. They tolerate heating well, so you can eat it the other day.
The most important issue when preparing Kolokithokeftedes is very strong imprinted excess of water from zucchini. If we do not do it, the chops will start to disintegrate during frying. '
1. Wash courgettes and after drying, grate on a large mesh grater, lightly salt and leave for about 40 minutes. After this time, we extract the zucchini very carefully from the excess of water.
2. Add zucchini potatoes, finely chopped onions, cheese, eggs, herbs and spices to zucchini. To get the right consistency, add the breadcrumbs gradually until you can form a small, compact ball in your hands, which is finally flattened to form a chop.
3. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a frying pan. Chop each chop in flour and fry until brown. If the mass is quite compact, then you can give up breading in the flour. We serve obligatory with tzatziki sauce.
4. Optionally, you can prepare Kolokithokeftedes without potatoes, but then you need to add a bit more breadcrumbs. It is also worth to cover the chops in a beaten egg before coating in flour.
Although the recipe for kolokithokeftedes has been on our site for a long time, we decided to publish the second version of the recipe. Kolokithokeftedes in this way we ate recently with our Cretan friends. Pancakes prepared in this way have tasted us so much that we asked for a way of preparing :)
Recently, we managed to buy an okra, which in Crete is a very popular and cheap vegetable. In Poland, in a fresh form, we met her for the first time and unfortunately her price was much higher than the one we pay in Greece. Ok, this time we cooked in the oven with a large amount of olive oil and tomato sauce. We put a recipe in case someone from you also bought an okra and did not know what to do with it ;-)
The genesis of pizza is not as unambiguous as it was thought to be, because it was the ancient Greeks began to bake herbal flat bread with oil and garlic. Although the pizza rather does not belong to the canon of Greek cuisine, the modern Greeks form their own version of pizza based mostly on local vegetables, cheeses, and also olives.