The Greek cuisine has numerous recipes for fried balls, made from meat, vegetables, fish etc. One of the most favorite meatless fried balls, if not the most favorite, are the zucchini fritters. Delicious, aromatic, healthy, the zucchini fritters are the perfect summer meze to accompany the beer, wine or ouzo, while we can also eat them as light and hearty meal.
With this recipe you will amaze and excite your guests! Simple, delicious, of average difficulty, and gourmet, it will surely satisfy every palate! The preferred cut of meat for this dish is the rack, while you can freely experiment with the herbs that are used in the recipe, depending on your personal preferences! As you make this recipe, there is one thing you should pay attention to: the proper cooking of the lamb, which must be cooked medium-rare or medium in order to keep its juices and not to dry out.
According to the legend, the mastic trees cried when Agios (Saint) Isidores, after being tortured by the Romans in 250 A.D., managed to escape and sat under these tries. After seeing him, the trees felt sorry for him and started crying. The cultivation of mastic in Chios is thought to have started during the 3rd century. Since ancient times, mastic was used for its medicinal properties. Today it is used in pastry making and in cooking, but it should be used in very small quantities, otherwise our food will become bitter.