Even just thinking of street food makes me already drooling. And this is true for almost any kind of street food: From the German Currywurst mit Pommes or Dutch Poffertjes to Vietnamese spring rolls or Indian Samosa. As I don’t have too many opportunities to eat street food at the original places, I love to prepare those kind of food for myself at home. By now I have a small collection of cookbooks: books about vegetarian food and books about typical food from other countries and my most favourite chapters in these books are almost always the chapters about street food. A very large chapter about street food you can find in the book Oriental Basics (GU Basic cooking)* from Cornelia Schinharl and Sebastian Dickhaut. In this book I also discovered the recipe for Turkish Zucchini Fritters which are called mücver.
Mücver is a very popular Turkish dish which can be served hot or cold and which is normally accompanied by a yoghurt dip. It is made from grated zucchini and, of course, there are also different versions of mücver recipes available. Often mücver is served as snack or appetizer (meze) but it can also accompany a main meal or you can even serve the zucchini fritters on picnics. Actually I never have been to Turkey so far, but in the town where I studied there was this great Turkish student pub where I ate Turkish food for the very first time and very soon their legendary meze plate became my all time classic. Even years after I had finished my studies and moved to another town I did some revival tours to that pub enjoy the meze plate again :). On the following recipe I just applied very small changes by leaving away the dill. And instead of pul biber you can also use just paprika.
I am submitting these Turkish zucchini fritters to this month’s Monthly Mingle Street food event which is created by Meeta from What’s for Lunch Honey and hosted this month by Zizi from Zizi’s Adventures who has also chosen this yummy mingle theme.