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mücver on a plate


  • Author: Amélie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 57 minutes
  • Yield: 15 fritters 1x
  • Category: Mezze
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Turkish
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A mücver is a Turkish zucchini fritter combining salty cheese, sweet onions and fragrant herbs. With a soft middle and crispier edges, it’s so delicious that you’ll always end up coming back for more! A phenomenal starter (or dinner).


  • 1kg zucchinis (about 4 medium zucchinis)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 spring onions, white parts only
  • 1 garlic clove
  • half a bunch of dill, leaves only
  • half a bunch of parsley, leaves only
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g beyaz peynir, or you can use feta (⅔ cup)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • 1/3 tsp pul biber, or you can use chilli flakes
  • 70g flour (½ cup)
  • frying oil


instructions to make mücver

  1. Peel the zucchinis and using the largest shredding holes of a box grater, grate the zucchinis. Place the zucchinis in a colander over the sink, sprinkle the salt and mix well. Leave the grated zucchinis to drain for 1h, stirring from time to time.
  2. Chop the spring onions, garlic clove, dill and parsley finely. Set aside.
  3. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and gently whisk them. Add the chopped ingredients, crumbled cheese and spices to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Empty the grated zucchinis onto a clean tea towel, gather the 4 corners of the towel to create a bag and squeeze well to remove excess moisture. Then tip the grated zucchinis into the bowl. Add the flour and mix well.
  5. Cover the surfaces of a non-stick frying pan with 1cm (½ inch) of oil and place over medium-high heat. Wait for the oil to reach 160°C (338°F), or until it’s hot enough to brown a cube of bread in 1min.
  6. Add 1 heaped tbsp of mixture to the pan and spread slightly with the back of the spoon. Repeat to make 3 more mücver (don’t cook more than 4 mücver at a time).  Cook for 2 to 3 min on each side until deep golden brown and firm.
  7. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Repeat the process until you run out of mücver mixture.


You can eat them straight-away or wait until they cool down to room temperature. I prefer them fridge-cold, to each their own.

You can keep mücver for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • Serving Size: 1 mücver
  • Calories: 188
  • Fat: 16g

Keywords: zuchinni fritters, vegetarian summer recipes, patties