Greek Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes) Recipe – Greek Special

The Greek island of Santorini is known for its tomatoes, and this recipe for tomato fritters, called domatokeftethes, is a specialty. These crispy fritters are a delightful appetizer or side dish, and a different way to enjoy fresh and juicy tomatoes in season.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time25 min

Greek Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes) Ingredients :

  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 medium onion, grated
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, dill, oregano or basil, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 inch sunflower oil, or canola oil, for frying

How To Make Greek Tomato Fritters (Domatokeftethes):


Gather the ingredients.


In a large bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, grated zucchini and onion, chopped herbs, and salt and pepper to taste and mix gently to combine. Add enough flour to make a thick batter.


Heat 1/2 to 3/4 inch of oil in a nonstick frying pan. When the oil is hot, drop the batter by tablespoonfuls into the oil and fry until golden brown. Turn once to brown both sides.


Remove the fritters with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels.


Serve hot and enjoy.

Recipe Notes :

                 If you have the time, let the batter sit for an hour or so in the refrigerator before frying. This will allow the flavors to meld and the liquid to release from the tomatoes (which is beneficial if your tomatoes aren’t that juicy).

                If you need to make the tomato fritters in batches, drain and place them on a baking sheet in a warm (200 F) oven as they are fried.