Kolokithokeftedes (Greek zucchini fritters)

July 3, 2014 · 7 comments

in appetizers,greek,vegetables,vegetarian

I can’t believe my blog has been in existence so long and I have yet to post kolokithokeftedes. For some reason any time we have them I don’t get to take a picture, or something else happens (like The Great Computer Crash of 2013). Kolokithokeftedes are basically zucchini fritters with feta. Kolokithi is zucchini (really, it’s more the word for gourd) and keftedes are meatballs. These don’t really resemble meatballs (well, they could if you rolled them differently and deep-fried them), but who am I to argue?

I love these little bad boys because they are quick, healthy, and a great way to use up all the summer zucchini. Oh, and, I’m also a fan of anything that “forces” me to make tzatziki. We aren’t really appetizer people (when it’s just the four of us eating, that is) so when we have these we normally make it an ALL small plates/appetizer night with these, small souvlaki, pitas, Greek village salad, etc.

PS: I am the queen as posting things with questionable timing. Every other blogger right now is like, “AMERICA!” and here I am with Greek food.  Sort of like how I posted Hawaiian food on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Kate July 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I love zucchini fritters. And I love feta. Guess that’s a win win.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Mmm such a great idea! And I’m so glad you shared!! Yum :)

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Joanne July 4, 2014 at 7:53 am

The way I see it, this is SUMMER food and summer food deserves to be eaten on the 4th of July!

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Annie July 6, 2014 at 7:33 am

These look awesome, Elly. So making them.

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USA Kiwi (Kylee) July 8, 2014 at 10:17 am

Greek food belongs at every holiday table – because it’s good.

Plus, you had me at “serve with tzatziki”
If I was a dog, I’d roll over and do tricks for that stuff ;)

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Leigh July 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I love your Greek recipes. They seem perfect for summer. Please keep posting them.

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