Pumpkin Fritters / Pampoen Koekies

Total Time
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the pumpkin, flour, baking powder and salt to form a soft batter.
  2. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. HEat the butter, margarine or oil in a frying pan until it sizzles.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the batter in the fat and fry the fritters on both sides until golden brown.
  5. Remove and keep warm. Serve hot, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and garnished with slices of lemon.


Most Helpful

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.

JeannaLW September 20, 2008

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 recipe#232767 and recipe#173004

lets.eat February 13, 2008

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!

PumpKIM November 29, 2007

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