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Friday, December 12, 2008

Carrot Patties with Black Olives

(Havuclu Zeytinli Mucver)

Carrot Patties with Black Olives
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium carrot, peeled, grated
2 fresh green onions, chopped
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
3 tbsp flour
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 pinch salt
Black pepper
1 egg
8-10 Turkish black olives, seedless

1/2 cup sunflower oil, for frying

Squeeze the grated zucchini and carrot with your hands to get the water out. Then add all the ingredients above except black olives, with the egg going in last (as it makes the mixture watery quickly). Mix with a wooden spoon.

Pour some sunflower oil in a large skillet, about 1 cm deep. When the oil warms up, take a lump of the mixture (a large spoons' worth) in your palm. Put one olive in the middle and give a ball shape. Put in the skillet, lightly press on it. Fry each side until the colour turns to golden brown at medium-high heat. When done, put the pieces on a plate with a paper towel to soak up extra oil.

Serve while still warm with Garlic-Yogurt on top of each one. Carrot Patties with Black Olives can also be a great sandwich for lunch:) I highly recommend it.



At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husbands favorite, but never tried it with the olive. I also like to have a garlic-joghurt dip aside with it :)
Thanks for all the great recipes and iyi Bayramlar!!

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Sevgili Gulsevil:)
Sana da Iyi Bayramlar....

At 12:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 2009 Binnur! I love your website, it's beautifully done :-) I made this dish with my Turkish boyfriend for my friends on New Year's Eve. It was fun to make and everyone enjoyed it! I also made your cornbread recipe and my boyfriend and I are enjoying putting it in yogurt.
Many Cheers,

At 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for how how many sevings is it for

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It makes 8-10 Carrot Patties.

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur Can you possibly post a Turkish version of falafel ? Because Im not sure if I should cook nohut first or use raw? Thx Seviler, Take care


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