Recipe for Fried Greek Style Tomato Croquettes
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Fried Greek Style Tomato Croquettes (Tomatokeftedes) Recipe Ingredients:
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 3 1/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 large red onion, grated
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Oil, for frying
How to Prepare Fried Tomato Croquettes:
Cut each of the tomatoes into four pieces and scoop out the seeds. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes and place in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and let the tomatoes sit for 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes, place the tomatoes into a large bowl with the feta, onion, parsley, spearmint, and oregano. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together in a small dish. Add the flour mixture to the tomato mixture and toss the tomatoes gently with a fork to evenly distribute.
Add enough olive oil to a non-reactive frying pan to cover the bottom. Heat on medium-high. Drop the mixture in tablespoonful amounts into the hot oil and flatten them slightly with a spatula. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on one side until its golden brown. Flip onto the other side and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the additional mixture. Remove the croquettes from the oil and drain on paper towels.
This post was written by Greek Boston