Recipe: Pumpkin or Squash Balls (Kolokythokeftedes)

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Delicious savory pumpkin balls with an unusual blend of onion and mint


  • 1 large pumpkin or squash
  • 1-2 onions, finely chopped
  • mint, finely chopped
  • toasted breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • flour for coating
  • oil for frying
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Slice the pumpkin, or squash, grain it and let it drain well
    2. Place the drained pumpkin in a bowl together with the chopped onions, mint, salt and pepper and mix well
    3. If the mixture is watery add the toasted bread crumbs
    4. Heat the oil in a frying pan
    5. Coat spoonfuls of the pumpkin mixture in flour and fry on each side, turning them once until they become a golden brown colour
    6. Drain and serve

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