Tomatokeftedes:

What is it?

Tomatokeftedes is a famous dish that originated in Santorini, Greece. This specialty dish is made from thinly sliced tomatoes that are deep-fried with seasonings and is normally paired well with a tzatziki or fava sauce. This is a specialty dish because it is jam packed with nutrients and vitamins while being inexpensive.

Santorini's Famous Tomatokeftedes
Tomatokeftedes

Where to find this dish?

This dish is typically an appetizer and is order before your main meal. Many restaurants and local cafes will serve this for lunch or before your dinner. Many places serve this meal in sandwiches or just alone after being fried. Many restaurant will also have different variations of this plate using different types of herbs or using yogurt dips or even using a different vegetable.

Santorini's Famous Tomatokeftedes
Another Variation of Tomatokeftedes

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes (34 tomatoes), finely chopped
  • Feta cheese, smashed (3.5 ounces)
  • Red onion, diced
  • Parsley, finely choppe
  • Spearmint, finely chopped
  • Dried oregano
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt and ground paper
  • Oil for frying

How to Make:

  1. Remove the skin of the tomato and begin to slice it finely into small cubes.
  2. Combine the tomatoes in a bowl with the seasons and feta cheese. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
  3. Combine the flour bowl with the tomato bowl and begin to mix with a spoon until a paste begins to form.
  4. Heat a pan with your olive oil and begin to fry your tomatoes for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Enjoy your meal with a nice glass of wine or tzatziki sauce.

Written By,

Christopher Norton

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