Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a South African recipe (from Magdaleen van Wyk's The Complete South African Cookbook), something my mom used to make. Pumpkins abound at the moment, so I thought I'd share it with everyone. They are really delicious. Let me know what you think!
- 500 ml cooked pumpkin, mashed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 62 1⁄2 ml flour
- 10 ml baking powder
- 1 ml salt
- butter or margarine or oil
- sugar, mixed with
- lemon slice
- Combine the pumpkin, flour, baking powder and salt to form a soft batter.
- Add the egg and beat well.
- HEat the butter, margarine or oil in a frying pan until it sizzles.
- Drop spoonfuls of the batter in the fat and fry the fritters on both sides until golden brown.
- Remove and keep warm. Serve hot, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and garnished with slices of lemon.
This didn't do much for my husband or myself, I'm sorry to say. I ate a couple fritters, he took one bite and left it. They were very pretty and easy to make, but I doubt I'll try them again.
I changed this to U.S. rather than metric. So some changes were made. I used 1 can of pumpkin (15 oz), 1/3 c. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Omitted the lemon slices, and did sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Honestly though, my DS's didn't like this, but that didn't come as a surprise seeing that they don't care for pumpkin pie. My DH and I thought this was delicious. I served this with South African Chutney Chicken and South African Yellow Rice
I may be prejudice because I love pumpkin so much, but these were very good. I accidentally burned them a bit on the stove, so I threw them in the oven for a while. They're delicious! I might drizzle maple syrup on them next time!