Kolokythia Krokettes (Zucchini Pancakes)

"A simple flavorful side dish. Keep the Krokettes warm in a low temp oven until you fry them all. Prep time does not include the hour standing time. From the Encyclopedia of Cookery"
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  • Heat frying pan or griddle over medium heat.
  • Mix zucchini with salt and let stand for 1 hour. Squeeze moisture from zucchini (try putting them in a clean dish towel, roll the ends and wring the towel/zucchini).
  • Beat eggs, add the zucchini, cheese, mint, flour, and pepper.
  • Add butter to pan and spoon 1 TBLS dollops of zucchini into the pan.
  • Brown on both sides.

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  1. Baby Kato
    These zucchini pancakes are wonderful. So crisp, tender, flavorful, bright and fresh. I added a little minced onion to the mix. All the flavors really popped. I garnished these tasty treats with thick Greek yogurt and freshly ground black pepper, Quick and really easy to make. Loved the fresh mint in these pancakes. Made for ZWT9.
  2. evelynathens
    We love 'kolokithokeftedes' and this version is quite authentic. I did add one small, finely-minced onion to the mixture. The feta and mint make it uniquely greek and so good. Also served with tzatziki to scoop on or dip into.
  3. Jubes
    Reviewed for ZWT9- these were a lovely simple zucchini pancake that were easy to make and tasted great. I enjoyed the feta and mint combo. Served with recipe#472507 for a lovely Greek style vege lunch. Photo also to be posted
  4. Chef PotPie
    These were very good, and different than other zucchini cakes I've made in the past, with the addition of the feta cheese. Feta is a strong cheese, and I only had 1/2 cup package, so I used that, and found it to be enough. Anymore would have been overpowering to me, but then that's just me. We loved the yummy browned butter taste, and the texture was perfect. This was an easy recipe, and they only took a couple minutes per side to brown perfectly. ZWT9
  5. WiGal
    Nice recipe. A bit salty for our taste. Next time I would use unsalted butter to fry them. Mint is very subtle. Thank you for sharing.



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