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Greek fennel fritters - Marathokeftedes

  • Vegetarian Diet

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

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Greek fennel fritters - Marathokeftedes


  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and add it to the pan.
  • Finely chop the spring onions and add them to the pan. Add salt, pepper, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finely chop the fennel along with the stalks. Add half of the fennel into the pan from the side of the stalks, the fennel seeds, and sauté them for 2-3 minutes. Set the rest of the fennel aside.
  • Remove the mixture from the pan, add it into a bowl, and set it aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • In the bowl add the eggs, the semolina, pepper, the feta, the anthotyro cheese, and knead well. Ideally, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 10 minutes.
  • Place a frying pan with the seed oil over medium heat.
  • Shape the fennel fritters and add them to a baking pan with the flour. 
  • Dust off the excess flour and fry them in two batches for 2-3 minutes. Remove and transfer them to paper towels.

For the sauce

  • Put the rest of the fennel into a bowl and add the yogurt, salt, pepper, the mustard, the honey, the balsamic cream, and mix.
  • Serve the fritters with the sauce and the balsamic cream.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
10 %


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.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

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.

Saturated Fat (g)
19 %

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.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


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.

Sugars (g)
4 %


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.

Protein (g)
15 %


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.

Fibre (g)
6 %


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.

Sodium (g)
10 %


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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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