Pumpkin Fritters

Delicious, delectable Pumpkin Fritters

Prep Time:

Cooking Time:

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  10mins

 1 to 2 mins each

 Depends!!

Today is our day for Pumpkin Fritters at Home Cooking Haven......Good morning to each and everyone, so glad to have you here with us.

When I woke up this morning with a gourmet craving, I knew only our delicious, tasty pumpkin fritters recipe would relieve this craving.

These fritters are perfect for many things...... from when you are having friends around for some sun downers, to snacks for the children's lunch boxes.

This is also a great snack for those people in the world who will celebrating Halloween on the 31st of October this year.



Story Time:

My mother, who was a big influence in nurturing my love for cooking, used to treat us to these  fritters at least once a month. She used to get us all involved (and there were 5 of us) from mixing the batter to peeling the pumpkin and as a reward we could choose what kind of fritters we wanted, for example Banana Fritters.

The only problem my Mom had was "us" because as fast as she removed them from the pan the faster we were pinching them, good old days those!!

I am smacking my lips already, so let's start a-cooking shall we?

Ingredients for Pumpkin fritters



 Right..... first things first, let's get all the ingredients  for our Fritters together so we can start having fun.

  •  250 g cooked pumpkin mashed.

  • 140 g (250 ml) self raising flour.

  • 1 large egg.

  • 1 cup milk.
     
  • 60ml sugar 

  • 5ml cinnamon mixed with the sugar.

  • salt to taste


Benefits of Pumpkin

  • The fiber and potassium in pumpkin all support heart health.
  • Increased potassium intakes can also help in the reduction and formation of kidney stones.
  • Pumpkin is chock a block full of vitamins and minerals and is low on calories.
  • It is also a natural antioxidant


Method for Pumpkin Fritters

Okey dokey, time to gather the family and start making the batter for our delicious Fritters.

A friendly warning here, you will need to have eyes in the back of your head when you start cooking the fritters, the kids will nick them and eat them quicker than you can make them, but none the less ,you must still get them all involved, everyone will enjoy themselves, and you can relax while they do all the hard work ha ha ha....

Family Cooking Time

PREPARING THE  PUMPKIN FRITTER BATTER (try and say that quickly!!)

  •  Peel and cut pumpkin in small cubes and cook until soft.
     
  •  Remove  the cooked pumpkin from the pot, drain moisture and mash.

  • mix egg and milk in a large bowl

  • Add the mash pumpkin ,season with salt and pepper and continue to mix.

  • Now gradually add your flour continue mixing until nice and smooth .

FRYING THE  PUMPKIN FRITTERS

  • Place a basting spoon of the mixture into the hot oil.

  • Cook until golden brown on one side then turn the fritter and repeat for the other side.

  • Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper.

  • Leave to cool and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mix,also great with honey.

  • Top with fresh cream.

  • Any flavour of ice cream

    Remember the eyes in the back of your head.

TIP for the Chef, make your pumpkin fritters last, they always seem to get better the more you make.
               



We really hope that you will get great enjoyment out of cooking this recipe as well as eating it, and sharing the experience where ever you go.

Don't forget to come back to Home Cooking Haven to see what's cooking and until we meet again..........  

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