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Turkish Zucchini Fritters Recipe Mucver

Mucver or zucchini fritters is a classic Turkish dish that's ready in 30 minutes. This recipe calls for fresh zucchini and herbs and it's very simple to make. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 299kcal


  • 3 zucchinis peeled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh dill chopped
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon olive oil divided


  • Grate the zucchinis in a large bowl and squeeze them very hard. Discard all the excess liquid.
  • Mix in the eggs, flour, green onions, dill and parsley.
  • Add in the spices and mix well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium heat, pour 2 tablespoon of the batter into the pan and fry for about 5 minutes on one side. Flip and fry for 3 minutes on the other side.
  • Try the fritter to make sure it has the right amount of spices. If so, proceed with the remaining batter. Add more olive oil if needed.
  • Serve with plain or garlic yogurt on the side and some bread.



  • Make sure not to overcrowd the pan. It's important to give the fritters enough space to fry and also be able to flip them.
  • Make sure you squeeze the shredded zucchinis hard and discard the excess water to keep the fritters intact and crispy. 
  • Some Turkish recipes call for 1 grated carrot as well. You can add the grated carrot to the grated zucchini and squeeze all to make sure no excess liquid is left. 
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. To reheat, heat a pan over medium heat and pour one teaspoon vegetable or olive oil in the pan, sear the fritters on both sides until heated through. 
  • To bake these fritters, make the batter as instructed and preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray and transfer the batter to the pan. Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until fully cooked. Let in cool at room temperature then slice it into squares. 


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1935IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg