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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 660
    Total Fat 52 g
    Saturated Fat 12 g
    Unsaturated Fat 32 g
    Cholesterol 231 mg
    Sodium 811 mg
    Carbohydrates 35 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 17 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)