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Recipe for Patatokeftedes – Greek Style Potato Croquettes

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This simple dish can be found all over Greece, but it is especially popular on the island of Crete, especially near Agios Nikolaos. This is commonly served as an appetizer, or meze.

Patatokeftedes Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and boiled until soft
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Greek olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Greek olive oil, to coat skillet

Instructions:

Drain the potatoes and let them cool. Add them to a bowl and mash them with a potato master. Stir in flour, 1 tablespoon olive oil, tomatoes, scallions, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir well with a wooden spoon or mix with your hands.

Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into a skillet and set the heat to medium. Let the oil heat for a minute or two. Form the potato mixture into 1 1/2-inch diameter balls and add them to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the croquettes are golden brown. Remove from the skillet and place on paper towels to drain the oil. Work in batches until all of the mixture is gone.

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