Taste of Cyprus Local Food Tomato-zucchini patties

Tomato-zucchini patties


  • 4 medium red, tight tomatoes
  • 2 medium courgettes (dark coloured)
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill (or basil)
  • 1 2/3 cups (about) flour
  • Salt, pepper, frying oil


Step 1

Pass the courgettes from a thick grater, salt them and let them drain into a strainer (about 30 minutes). Then, squeeze them with your palms to dry. Chop 2 tomatoes and grind them in a blender or a mixer. Cut the bottom of the other two and put for ½ minute in a pot of simmering water. Drain them, cool them with running water, peel them and finely chop them.

Step 2

Put the tomatoes into a bowl. Add the zucchini, onion, parsley, mint and dill (or basil) and salt. Then, stir in a little bit the flour, as long as it rises, to become a thick mixture. Save it in the refrigerator for ½ hour.

Step 3

Heat a lot of oil in a pan, take spoonfuls of the mixture and add them into the pan.

Step 4

Fry the tomato patties for 1-1 ½ minutes on each side until they become golden brown, turn them and when they are golden on both sides, remove them and put them on a plate covered with absorbent paper.

Step 5

Serve them while hot and accompany with tzatziki or yoghurt.

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