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Baked mücver (courgette & feta bake)

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Courgette fritters, or mücver, are a classic dish in the eastern Mediterran­ean, often served with garlic yogurt. Here, I’ve turned the fritters into a large bake – it’s easier to cook, more substantia­l and can be served as lunch with a side salad and garlic yogurt. The outcome should be like a cross between a beautiful, fluffy crustless quiche and a frittata. One of my favourite dishes, it’s a great way to use up leftover cheese and vegetables. The recipe is forgiving, and so you could easily grate in carrots or use spinach and cheddar instead. You can also use a gluten-free flour, if you like.

SERVES 6 PREP 25 mins COOK 40 mins EASY V 2 courgettes (about 325g)

2 spring onions, finely sliced

½ small bunch of parsley,

finely chopped

½ small bunch of mint, finely

chopped

½ small bunch of dill, finely

chopped, plus extra to serve 4 eggs

75g grated halloumi

100g crumbled feta

2 garlic cloves, grated

4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for the tin 80g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, plus

extra to serve

1 tbsp nigella seeds, plus extra

to serve

1 Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Coarsely grate the courgettes into a clean tea towel, wrap and squeeze out all of the excess liquid. Tip into a colander then set aside to drain completely. Meanwhile, tip all of the remaining ingredient­s into a large bowl. Add the drained grated courgettes, season and mix. 2 Line a roughly 25-26cm round ovenproof dish or cake tin with baking parchment and drizzle with the extra olive oil to cover the surface. Heat the dish in the oven for 5 mins.

3 Carefully remove the dish from the oven and pour the courgette mixture over the hot oil (this will ensure the mixture browns on the bottom). Sprinkle with the extra sesame and nigella seeds and bake for 35 mins until golden brown on top. Leave to rest for at least 20 mins before serving scattered with more dill.

GOOD TO KNOW calcium • vit c

PER SERVING 285 kcals • fat 20g • saturates 7g •

carbs 12g • sugars 2g • fibre 2g • protein 13g • salt 1.1g

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