Baked squash fritters without cheese (Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες χωρίς τυρί)

Baked squash fritters without cheese (Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες χωρίς τυρί)

Baked squash fritters without cheese (Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες χωρίς τυρί)

 

So, here’s the thing.  When we first posted a recipe for baked squash fritters, we told you that there were many variations of squash fritters out there.  We also told you that our parents made several versions; some fried, some baked, some with cheese, others without.  And, we also mentioned that the type of squash used was going to greatly affect the outcome of what was ultimately cooked.  What we didn’t really think through was the confusion which could result when sharing these recipes.  What the heck do we call all these squash fritter subtypes?  How to easily differentiate one squash fritter from another? We thought about starting a series of recipe entries, like Squash fritter 1, Squash fritter 2, Squash fritter 3 … (you get the picture), but decided against that boring and generic nomenclature.  We are much more descriptive, so brace yourselves for a future of very wordy recipe titles.

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Baked squash fritters (Κολοκυθοκεφτέδες)

Baked Squash Fritters

Baked Squash Fritters

It was quite challenging figuring out what to call this recipe in English.  The literal translation from Greek is squash meatballs, but that sounds weird.  We thought about squash fritters, but since there is no battering or frying involved, that didn’t seem right. We toyed with squash pancakes, squash pitas, squash and stuff, and finally settled on baked squash fritters because, frankly, we got tired of thinking.

Whatever you call them (you can always try ko-lo-kee-tho-keftedes, which is the phonetic English spelling of κολοκυθοκεφτέδες 🙂 ), you will definitely love them.  These little morsels are a great way to get vegetables into your diet and your belly.  Because they are baked and not fried, you can pop them into your mouth freely and recklessly, knowing that they are nothing but good for you.

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