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GREEK RECIPES: MARATHOKEFTEDES OR FENNEL FRITTERS: The key ingredient for this tasty fritter is Fennel: A GREAT VEGAN MEAL

They are delicious hot or cold, a fantastic super easy to prepare and make, a great vegan meal.

The key ingredient for this tasty fritter is Fennel

Veggies: A gift of mother earth! A rich palette of flavours and textures!
The Greek word for fennel is marathon.
Ancient Greeks believed fennel increased longevity, strength and courage.
Marathokeftedes or Fennel Fritters are an easy, traditional Cretan and Greek vegetarian Meze.

2 cups finely chopped fennel.

1 cup onions, chopped finely (spring onions or dry)

1 1/2 cup plain flower.

1 cup water

1 cup olive oil for frying
Salt and pepper


Chop fennel and place in a bowl.

Combine flour and water until a sticky mixture begins to form.

Add chopped fennel, 


season with salt and pepper and mix well to combine.

Place oil in a frying pan to coat the base of the pan and heat over medium heat.

Step 1:
Place heaped teaspoons of mixture, slightly flatten out 

Step 2:
They are easy to turn, even though the mixture is quite soft.

Step 3:
In 2-3 minutes turn them the other side live them for 2-3 minutes again and turn them over again.

Step 4:
Leave them for 2-3 more minutes until golden brown and turn them again.

Step 5:
3 minutes later take them out of the pan.

They are ready! Tender on the inside and delightfully crunchy on the outside. 

Served as they are or with some feta cheese or few olives, these fritters are irresistible!


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