Zucchini Rissoles From Alonnisos (Kolokythokeftees)
August 04, 2016
"Taken from "The Complete Book of Greek Cooking", they tout that these tasty Kolokythokeftees are an ingenious way of transforming bland-tasting zucchinis into a sharply appetizing dish that captivates everyone who tries it. These can be served as appetizers, first course, or for lunch along side a salad or soup."
- Serving Size: 1 (428.2 g)
- Calories 495.3
- Total Fat - 29.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.3 g
- Cholesterol - 93.2 mg
- Sodium - 451.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 45.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
- Sugars - 9.7 g
- Protein - 21 g
- Calcium - 576.8 mg
- Iron - 3.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 129.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Slice the zucchini into 1 1/2-inch lengths and place them in the boiling water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and let them cool completely.
Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onion and spring onions and saute until translucent. Add the garlic, then, as soon as it becomes aromatic, take the pan off the heat.
Squeeze the zucchinis with your hands, to extract as much water as possible, then place them in a large bowl. Add the fried onion and garlic mixture and mix well.
Toast the bread, cut off and discard the crusts; break up the toast and crumb it in a food processor.
Add the crumbs to the zucchini mixture, with the eggs, feta cheese and grated Graviera or Parmesan.
Stir the dill or oregano into the zucchini mixture, and add salt and pepper to taste. If the mixture seems to wet, add a little flour.
Take a heaped tablespoon of the zucchini mixture, roll it into a round ball, using your hands, and press it lightly to make a rissole shape. Make more rissoles in the same manner.
Coat the rissoles lightly in the flour. Heat the remaining extra virgin olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan, then fry the rissoles in batches until they are crisp and brown, turning them over once.
Drain on kitchen paper and serve with lemon wedges.
Tips & Variations
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