Herbed Zucchini/Courgette Pancakes

Aqras il-Shijar

Preparation info
  • Makes

    12 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

Zucchini/courgettes are as versatile as eggplants/aubergines, and in the Baghdadi medieval recipes, they were always given as a substitute for them. The zucchini pancakes are a by-product, so to speak, of the many stuffed dishes that require the vegetables to be hollowed out. Instead of throwing the pulp away, it is made into delicious pancakes, to be enjoyed as a snack, or as a side dish.

Similar pancakes in the medieval cuisine were named isfeeriyyat (discs), because they w