Kolokithokeftethes (Zucchini Croquettes)
~ 500g of zucchini
~ 100g of feta cheese chopped
~ 1/2 a cup of grated kefalotiri cheese
~ 1 medium potato boiled and mashed
~ 1 large egg
~ 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs
~ Fresh chopped mint
~ Pepper to taste
~ Olive oil for frying
|~ Wash the zucchini and dry with paper towel.
~ Grate zucchini with the grater with large holes.
~ Place grated zucchini in a strainer and sprinkle with some salt and mix.
~ Set aside and let it strain the excess water for about an hour.
~ In the meantime boil 1 medium size potato and mash it.
~ After an hour squeeze the grated zucchini to take all the water out of it and place in a bowl.
~ Add the egg, crumbled feta cheese, grated Kefalotiri cheese, breadcrumbs, mashed potato, mint, pepper to taste and 1 tbsp of flour.
~ Knead well with your hands to mix all ingredients.
~ Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 1/2 an hour.
~ Form into small ball, roll into flour and fry in hot oil all over until brown on the outside.
~ Place on paper towel to drain the excess oil and serve.
~ Kolokithokeftethes (Zucchini Croquettes) are usually eaten as a hot appetizer or as a side dish but they can also be eaten cold.
~ Good luck and enjoy.