One of the most popular local dishes from the island of Santorini is Domatokeftedes (tomato fritters), which features fresh tomatoes, shallots, basil and mint.
Tip: Make sure you use tomatoes that aren’t too ripe, as you need the flesh of the tomato to get the right consistency for your fritters.
- 10 x tomatoes, chopped
- 6 x shallots, chopped
- 2 x garlic cloves, grated
- 1/4 x cup mint, chopped
- 1/4 x cup basil, chopped
- 1 x tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 x cup plain flour
- olive oil for frying
- salt & pepper to taste
- Place chopped tomatoes, shallots, garlic, basil and mint into a bowl and mix together with your hands.
- Add baking powder, salt, pepper and flour and mix with a wooden spoon. If the mixture is too runny, add a few more tablespoons of flour.
- Gather a small handful of the mixture and shape into small fritters. Repeat until all mixture has been made into round, flat balls.
- Pour olive oil into a fry pan, so that it is covered about 4cm deep.
- Place fritters one by one into hot oil and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil and then transfer to serving dish.
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