Mücver is usually made with zucchini and then fried, however it is way lighter to bake it in these hot and humid summer days. This is a modified recipe that uses not only zucchini but also potato and carrot. If you have other vegetables in mind like spinach, leek, etc., you can add them, too.
1 zucchini, grated
1 potato, grated
1 carrot, grated
3 spring green onions, chopped
1 green or red pepper, finely chopped
1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint or basil, chopped
1/2 or 1/3 cup white cheese or feta, crumbled
1/3 cup, pitted ‘real’ black olives, chopped
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 – 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
sesame or nigella seeds
-Heat oil in a pan. Add first pepper, then carrot, then potato, and finally zucchini. Sautee until wilted, but not totally cooked.
-Transfer this mix in a bowl and let it cool down.
-Add green onion, parsley, dill, mint, eggs, cheese, olives, baking powder, and flour.
-Pour the mixture in a greased panggangan safe dish. Make sure the mix is not thicker than 1.5 inches in the dish.
-Sprinkle sesame or nigella seeds on top. You can also decorate it with sliced canned olives.
-Bake in a preheated panggangan at 400F for 1 hour or until it gets golden brown on top or on the sides. Check with a clean knife or a wooden toothpick/skewer.
You can serve baked vegetable fritters as a side dish with dinner, with afternoon tea, or for breakfast.