Tuesday, December 15, 2009

kolokythokeftedes with tzatziki!

this was the (very delicious) outcome of my first attempt at greek zucchini balls (kolokythokeftedes) and cucumber garlic sauce (tzatziki). they turned out well! the recipe is from kopiaste and even though i had to do a little bit of guesswork with measurements (and didn't keep track, bleh me) they turned out really well! they were delicious! and a good test of this is that my notoriously picky younger sister actually liked them! the only thing i will do next time is hold way back on the amount of garlic used in the tzatziki. it's a little overwhelming, even though with all the garlic in there it brings back pretty strong memories of the restaurant in monastiraki, greece that i visited with my friend in may:

the above photo is our lunch table at the cafe in monastiraki earlier this spring, and this was my first taste of the kolokythokeftedes. these were astounding. astounding, i tell you. absolutely nothing has surpassed this meal to date, and even though my homemade ones weren't quite as fantastic as these ones, i'm still pretty happy that i got close. i can tweak a little bit and i think i might be able to work something out. :)

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