Tomato Fritters

I’ve been to the island of Santorini, Greece twice.  The second time I went on a winery tour and cooking lesson in a local restaurant.  The island is known for their cherry tomatoes that grow in abundance.  The have tough skins to resist the heat and wind on the island, but the fruit is so sweet and juicy.  Tomato fritters are a popular snack the locals make using cherry tomatoes, and we made them in the cooking class.  They’re easy to make, and great for parties.  I promise you will be a very popular hostess if you serve these little gems!

1 pound cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. chopped dill
2 tbsp. chopped mint
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup self rising flour
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a bowl and let sit for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Form tomato batter into patties and fry until golden, turning once.  Drain on paper-lined plate and serve.

SidesEvan Wei-Haas