Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mucver - Zucchini Pancakes

Mucver (Zucchini Pancakes)
Mucver, one of my favorite foods, is a side dish or an appetizer that I have seen in some Turkish restaurants in the United States. They usually refer to it as Zucchini Pancakes. If you don't mind fried foods, this could be a vegetarian (for those who eat eggs and cheese) fantasy.

This is a very easy dish to make that only requires chopping. 


2 Medium Zucchini
1/2 Bunch Parsley
1/2 Bunch Dill
5-6 Green Onions
1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
4 Medium Eggs
1 cup Flour
1 tspn salt
1/2 tspn black pepper
1/2 tspn baking soda

Vegetable Oil for deep frying.
Makes 8 pieces (the size of a donut)

Don't worry if you do not have the exact measurements - the shredded zucchini, the chopped parsley and dill mix, the chopped green onions and the crumbled feta should be about the same amount (see photos below). Since the feta is already salty, you may want to add more or less salt according to the saltiness of your cheese.

Once you have all the greens and the cheese mixed together, then add your beaten eggs and the spices. At last add the flour little by little, mixing as you go along to make sure you do not add too much. In the end it should be a pancake batter consistency.

Drop about 1/2 cup of mix into hot oil to deep fry the mucver. When one side has cooked enough to turn (in about 3 minutes) flip the mucver to the other side and remove from the oil once it takes on a golden color. Put on a paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve warm with yogurt.

Shred 2 zucchinis and leave in a strainer to release its extra water
Chop half a bunch of parsley and dill
Chop 5-6 green onions and add to the chopped parsley and dill
Add 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese and the strained zucchini
Add 4 whipped eggs, 1 tspn salt, 1/2 tspn black pepper and 1/2 tspn baking powder and 1 cup flour
I usually serve this with garlic yogurt (crushed garlic with whipped yogurt and a dash of salt).

Afiyet Olsun.

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