Carrot Pate with Black Olives
(Havuclu Zeytinli Mucver)
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
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.