Tomato burgers or else “Ntomatokeftedes”
Every now and then i try to create something new just out of fun. Unfortunately this kind of “fun” ends up making the whole kitchen a mess and makes the cleaning after wards even more difficult especially if the food was good enough.
Since i did the courgette fritters some time ago i always wanted to make something similar and i ended up in the … Tomato burgers :)!!
Apparently they are really famous in the…already famous island of Santorini where tomatoes can grow easily.
INGREDIENTS FOR TOMATOBURGERS
- 4-6 mature tomatoes
- 400gr of feta cheese
- A bunch of parsley and one of mint
- 1 big red onion
- Salt and Pepper
- Chilli peppers
- Olive oil
- A cup of self raising flour
How you cook ntomatokeftedes
Ideally you need to have a mixer as this will save you from a lot of pain trimming everything by hand. If you have….then start by slicing the tomatoes and getting the juice out. Place them in a big bowl
Continue by doing the same for the Feta cheese, parsley, mint, onion and the red chilli pepper. When you finish add them in different bowls
Now the difficult part starts….Use your hands and start mixing them all in a big bowl until they become really thick. Make sure that you add all the other ingredients but you may need to play around with the quantities of flower and the tomato juice depending on what the mixture needs to become thicker. Make sure you add olive oil, Salt and pepper. When its done leave it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.
The most difficult think is to make the mixture thick so you can fry it afterwards. That’s why its better to start with few tomato juice and then add slowly making sure that the mixture will be thick enough so it doesn’t looses its texture while you fry it. Mothers advice.. use toasted bread to make the mixture thicker!