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Kolokithokeftedes (Zucchini Fritters) Recipe


Kalo Mina! Here’s to you June. I hope this month brings you happiness and good health.

One of my all-time favorites is kolokithokeftedes. If you love zucchini, you should definitely try this recipe!

What makes my recipe different from the rest is that I use panko bread crumbs and roll the balls in the crumbs for a nice texture. Very similar to the arancini style. I do hope you enjoy one of my most loved Greek mezes!

Kolokithokeftedes “Zucchini Fritters” Recipe



  1. In a medium bowl grate the zucchini.
  2. Add the leek, egg, garlic, feta, dill, and mint and combine. Then mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together.
  3. Add the dry flour mixture to the wet and mix to combine.
  4. Chill the mixture for 30 minutes, then remove it from the refrigerator. Add the panko crumbs to a large plate, and then roll a heaping tablespoon of mixture into the panko. You want to make ball shapes.
  5. Place balls onto a plate lined with parchment paper. Prepare a deep frying pan with olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough then place 3-4 balls inside making sure to leave some room for each one to cook. Cook each side until golden brown. Remove from heat and serve with tzatziki dip and lemon wedges.


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