Mucver - Zucchini Fritters

By William Neuheisel from DC, US [ CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2-3

Mucver is like a fritter or a vegetable pancake. It is a Turkish favorite and is served as a hot appetizer, accompanied by a yogurt dip. Try Turkish cacik or a yogurt garlic sauce as dip for mucver.

What You'll Need

  • 2 zucchini (grated, about 4 cups)
  • 2 carrots (grated, about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons dill weed (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion (grated)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil for frying (or more as needed)

How to Make It

  1. Grate zucchini and place in a cheese cloth or absorbent paper towel. Squeeze out excess water. Place zucchini in a large bowl and add carrots and onions and toss gently.
  2. Add dill weed, feta, flour, and eggs. Mix well. The mixture will become a thick batter.
  3. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in frying pan. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter for each fritter. Fry on each side until golden brown.
  4. Drain fritter on paper towels and serve immediately.