Zucchini Fritters (Mücver)



















Although I gave different versions of mücver recipes so far, I haven't posted "the" mücver recipe. In Turkey mücver is usually made after stuffing zucchinis, using the carvings. But it is a delicious dish on its own featuring all the fresh herbes of summer.

















5-6 small firm zucchinis, grated or left over zucchini carvings from stuffed zucchinis (makes ~4 cups)
3 eggs
1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
2-3 tbsp or 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (depending on how much you like mint)
3-4 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup white cheese/feta
1 tbsp paprika
salt
black pepper
~1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup olive oil for frying

-Put grated zucchini in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and let drain for 10 minutes. Squeeze and place in a bowl.
-Mix well all the ingredients except for flour and frying oil.
-Add flour in slowly and mix well.
-Heat oil in a frying pan. On medium drop scoops of mücver mixture in hot oil. Make sure they don't touch.
-Fry them on each side until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
-Drain excessive oil by placing fritters on paper towels.
-Serve with plain yogurt or garlicy yogurt sauce. For garlicy yogurt sauce beat every 1 cup of yogurt with 1 clove of minced garlic.

13 comments:

  1. When I made mucver last time, I put hellim cheese besides feta and grated carrot. Hellim cheese really goes with zucchini. I do use grapeseed oil for frying. It does not absorb the oil because grapseed oil has very high smoking point.

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  2. This is my absolutre favourite way to enjoy our summer bounty of zucchini.

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  3. I made these tonight and they were fantastic! I used potato flour to make them gluten free, and served them with some garlic yogurt sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Have you ever tried to bake these instead of frying them? I love all the herbs in them!

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  5. ycurl-hellim sounds really good; I have to look for some at the Turkish market.

    BValli-I agree; I think mucver is "the"zucchini dish

    Gaile-I'm glad you like them!

    Simona - I have a recipe for oven baked zucchini fritters on the blog, which I love, but I still think fried ones are more delicious.

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  6. This is how I make mucver too, one of my favorite Turkish appetizers. I make it pretty often but end up eating it all by myself as kids refuse to eat anything zucchini made:) Great recipe!

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  7. I bet the zucchini gives these a nice texture.

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  8. these are fritters are one of my favorite ways for using zucchini- and your picture is beautiful. I did try baking them but it wasn't as good.

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  9. Can this be made without cheese? Is there a good substitute for cheese?

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  10. Shiva, you can make them without cheese; wouldn't be a problem.

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  11. Thanks so much for this, I just made this yesterday for a group of 20 Turks (the hardest critics!), and it was a hit! I actually completely forgot to add the cheese (it was in the fridge the whole time), and I added some basil to the mix. For the yogurt, I added an extra clove of garlic and a VERY small amount of the rosemary olive oil that I make, and it was AMAZING.

    I already forwarded this on to three other people last night. Thanks again!

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  12. This is fantastic! My Turkish mothers recipe is only slightly different. I used up our dolma trimmings and the monster zucchini I have in my garden. I had to work fast as the water from the zucchini started to release at the end. We added a little more flour to thicken it. Very Tasty!

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  13. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Why is facebook page unavailable? It would be good to have all these recipes on facebook fan page, easy to access.

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