I picked 10-12 huge zucchinis from my mom’s garden last weekend. Well, she forcefully made me pick them. I don’t know what’s with her?! Their place is half an hour drive from Istanbul and I guess she believes that there is no where I can buy vegies in Istanbul! Always insists that I pack bags and bags of vegetables on my way back home. We are only two people at our place, me and hubs. We go to mom’s almost every other weekend. How many kilos of vegies can a working wife cook in two weeks? How much food can two people eat? I hate wasting food, I feel like crying when something in the fridge goes off and I have to throw it away.
Anyhoo, I took the courgettes as refusing to do so would have been a very tiresome act. I decided to make fritters, Ottoman style of course. Here is the recipe for mucver (pronounced muejvar):
Ingredients: (serves 5-6, as an appetizer)
4 medium size zucchinis
1,5 cups of flour
1/2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 cup of finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup of finely chopped dill
Salt (I put around 1,5 teaspoon)
Mix all the ingredients into a thick pancake batter. Add more flour if too runny, add milk if too thick. Heat olive oil or sunflower oil in a pan on high heat. When the oil is hot enough, scoop up some batter with a serving spoon (twice the size of a regular tablespoon) and drop it into the pan, keep doing this and form not-too-close heaps in the pan. When they get golden on the underside, flip over and fry on other side. Remove the fritters from the pan and drain on paper towel. Garnish with dill, parsley, basil, purple basil and serve warm.