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Kolokithokeftedes - Fried Squash Patties + Video

Make pan fried squash patties with this Greek recipe for Kolokithokeftedes fritters. A tasty snack or side and idea on how to use zucchini!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Kevin


Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp dried mint
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  • 1 ½ lb zucchini grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 4 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup basil finely chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dill finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • Still together all the Mint Yogurt ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Line a large bowl with a thin kitchen towel. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the zucchini on to the towel in the bowl. Sprinkle with the salt. Mix and squeeze the mixture with your hands. Let rest 10 minutes. Wrap the towel and squeeze tightly with your hands to release as much liquid as possible (discard).
  • Transfer to a clean, medium bowl. Add the green onions, feta, eggs, herbs and spices. Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined. Add the flour and mix just to combine, don't over mix.
  • Place a skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and carefully add them to the hot oil. Don't crowd the skillet or they will steam. Gently press down to form patties and spread them out. Fry 2-3 minutes per side until golden.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate or wire rack and repeat with remaining batter. Serve with Mint Yogurt Sauce, Tahini Yogurt Sauce or Tzatziki Sauce.

*The information shown below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg