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Santorini tomato fritters – Domatokeftedes

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

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  • Dairy Free Diet

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Santorini tomato fritters – Domatokeftedes

Method

Domatokeftedes (tomato fritters) are a famous (and delicious) version of the “poor man’s fritters”. They were called as such because meat was really expensive and they replaced it with other ingredients like vegetables, legume, spices which were easier to obtain. Gradually, this need evolved and turned into an interesting culinary tradition that left its mark on some islands and made their fritters famous throughout the world. One of those islands was Santorini. Its famous tomato fritters – made out of Santorini tomatoes – have a special aroma and a unique flavor, which makes them irresistible.

  • Grate the tomatoes and place them in a bowl.
  • Finely chop the onions and add them to the bowl with the grated tomatoes. If you want, sauté the onions over low heat in the pan. Careful, the onions must not turn golden.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (400 g of all-purpose flour) and mix. The mixture should be thick and porridge-like. If you want, you can keep it in the refrigerator for later.
  • The tomatoes will probably release some juices, so you might have to add a little extra all-purpose flour.
  • In a frying pan, add sunflower oil and heat. When it reaches 180°C (356* F), add 1-2 fritters using a spoon. Sauté turning them over once. If they break up, you might need to add a little extra all-purpose flour to the mixture.
  • When softened and golden, remove from pan. Drain excess oil over a baking pan lined with a lot of paper towel.
  • Garnish with the feta cheese and dill and serve.

Tip

Santorini tomatoes have a condensed flavor, because they contain few juices. If they are not available, add fresh spices for extra flavor and aroma!

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

210
Calories (kcal)
11 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

4.5
Total Fat (g)
6 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

0.6
Saturated Fat (g)
3 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

36.0
Total Carbs (g)
14 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

4.1
Sugars (g)
5 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

4.9
Protein (g)
10 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.3
Fibre (g)
13 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.16
Sodium (g)
3 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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