admin On July - 28 - 2011

Helga’s Greek Zucchini croquettes

My Greek friend, Helga, made me these simple & delicious treats y’day and was sweet enough to share her recipe with us all. It’s actual name in Greek is ‘Kolokythokeftethes’, which means ‘Zucchini & Cheese Croquetts’ & the cheese used traditionally, is ‘kefalotyri’.



PrepTime 5mins – Serves 6 – CookTime 10mins




4 medium zucchinis – grated (or carrots)
1 cup kefalotyri cheese – grated (or pecorino or any cheese)
1 medium onion – grated
½ cup of toasted bread crumbs (or crushed zwieback)
½ cup all purpose flour
1 egg
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1 tsp sea salt (or as per taste)
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp of margarine
3-4 tbsp olive oil


Cooking Instructions

1. Season the grated zucchini &/or carrots with salt in a colander & allow it to drain for 15mins.Press it dry with a paper towel before using.
2. Heat margarine in a non-stick frying pan & fry the onions to translucent.
3. In a mixing bowl, bind together the zucchini, onion, cheese, bread crumbs, mint, dill, eggs, and pepper, to a firm mixture.
4. Add flour to bind if there’s too much liquid.
5. Shape into ½” thick patties – about 2.5” wide.
6. Fry in hot olive oil until golden, about 2-3 minutes, drain on absorbent paper towels and serve hot.


Thank you, Helga, for introducing me to these fine, yummy treats.. they’re truly amazing & so easy to make.. They will be a regular in my kitchen for sure! :)

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