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Greek Vegetarian Patties

Traditional Greek cuisine gives vegetarians a large variety of dishes to choose from and make perfect vegetarian dishes that embrace the secret of simplicity. Greek recipes are based on fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, herbs, spices, and olive oil.

The biggest opponent of meatballs, aka keftedakia, are patties made with zucchini, aubergines, tomato, potato or chickpeas. These fluffy treats, fried in olive oil, are frequently eaten in Greece during the lent period, and are the best way for Greeks to detox and stop consuming meat for a while. Try them straight off the pan with skinny fries and tzatziki sauce.


Zucchini Patties


1 kg Zucchini
250 gr crumbled feta cheese
2 eggs
1 cup of breadcrumbs
Chopped parsley
1 cup of flour
olive oil for frying


Wash the zucchinis thoroughly, grate, salt and squeeze to remove moisture and place them in a colander to drain. In a large bowl put the grated zucchini with all the above mentioned ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed. Knead the dough into small balls, flatten them a little and fry them in hot olive oil.

Bon Appétit

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