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.
Zucchini in Greek cuisine is ubiquitous. Kolokithopita is in Poland a less known way to use this popular vegetable. Kolokithopita in taste is very subtle and delicate, so combining it with, for example, tzatziki sauce will cause that the garlic contained in the sauce will dominate its taste.
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