Thursday, July 23, 2009

"What's A Mucwer?"

In a former post, I had mentioned that I was excited to be making mucwers with my fresh zucchini the next day. Shortly there after, I received an email, asking "what's a mucwer? I googled it and only found it on your blog." And to that I say, "my bad."

Apparently, a mucwer is Justin Husher's colloquialized version of the ever popular mucver, pronounced "moo-vair." Mucver may not be ringing a bell, but at least you can google it. So yeah, mucwers, I mean mucvers. What's a mucver?

A mucver is a fried zucchini fritter with feta, egg, and a ton of fresh herbs: green onion, mint, dill, and parsley. Add some salt, and its a total flavor blowout. Mucvers are Turkish in origin and are often served with the Turkish version of tzatziki. In my humble opinion, I think mucvers are best thing you can do with a zucchini. Frankly, I don't understand why they're not popular yet, like at all. Grubbing, Tasty, Satisfying. I would love to see these crossover into our pop culture as a sandwich of the month at Almost Cleveland's Melt Bar and Grilled, or to be able to simply buy them at gyro/falafel places.

Let's start the mucver revolution. In the meantime, keep grating.


  1. I've had something like this, but we called them zucchini fritters! Didn't know it was Turkish, though

  2. OK, I am TOTALLY going to make Mucwer. I have all the ingredients. WHY NOT?! Done and done! - Jamie