Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Fried Courgette Balls)
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Serves: Makes around 16
 
Ingredients
  • 2 or 3 large courgettes
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 100g plain white flour
  • 70g dried breadcrumbs
  • 50g feta (crumbled)
  • Small bunch fresh parsley and dill (finely chopped)
  • 2 spring onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 tbpsn dried oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/ black pepper
Instructions
  1. Grate the courgettes and then leave them in a colander for at least 1 hour (preferably 3 hours or overnight) to drain.
  2. Give the courgettes a good squeeze to make sure all the water is gone. Then add the courgettes to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In the mixing bowl add the feta, herbs, spring onions, breadcrumbs, flour and eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well with the courgettes so that everything is well combined. The mixture should be like a dough and not too wet. If it is too wet to handle then add more flour.
  4. Take about 1 and half tbspn size of the mixture and roll into ball. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  5. Heat a good glug of olive oil in a large frying pan. Once hot add the courgette balls. You will need to do this in batches. Cook on each side for 2-3 mins or until they are a nice golden colour. Keep warm in the oven while you make the rest and then serve immediately with a Tzatziki!
Recipe by A Modern Rose at http://www.amodernrose.com/kolokithokeftedes-greek-fried-courgette-balls/