Pumpkin fritters



Pumpkin fritters

  • Vegetarian

  • PRESENTATION

    Pumpkin fritters

    Recipe by
    Antonella Vergari

    If you are a real pumpkin lover you can’t miss this delicious savory recipe to be served as an appetizer: pumpkin fritters! Unlike sweet pancakes, they are made with raw pumpkin which is grated and mixed with eggs, flour, grated cheese and a pinch of baking powder. A quick and easy method to can prepare many other types of pancakes with potatoes or zucchini for example! By dipping the batter in boiling oil, you will obtain irregular bites, very crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside … no one will be able to resist the fragrance of pumpkin fritters, perfect for your delicious Halloween appetizers!

    INGREDIENTS

    155

    Calories per serving

    For about 12 fritters

    Butternut squash

    1 ½
    lb
    (700 g)
    – Cleaned

    Leeks

    3 ½
    oz
    (100 g)
    – Cleaned

    Flour 00

    3 ½
    oz
    (100 g)

    Parmigiano Reggiano DOP cheese

    1 ½
    oz
    (40 g)
    – Grated

    Pecorino cheese

    1 ½
    oz
    (40 g)

    Eggs

    2

    – Medium

    Baking powder

    1
    tbsp
    (4 g)

    Fine salt

    to taste

    Black pepper

    to taste

    For frying

    Peanut seed oil

    to taste

    For garnishing

    Chives

    to taste

    Preparation

    How to prepare Pumpkin fritters

    Pumpkin fritters

    To prepare the pumpkin fritters, first clean the pumpkin by removing the peel 1 and the seeds and internal filaments. Grate 300 g of pulp with a grater with large holes 2 and dab it with absorbent paper 3.

    Pumpkin fritters

    Clean the leek and cut it into thin slices 4. Add the eggs 5, salt 6 and pepper to the grated pumpkin.

    Pumpkin fritters

    Add Parmigiano Reggiano DOP and the grated Pecorino 7, the leek 8 and the flour 9.

    Pumpkin fritters

    Finally, add the baking powder 10 and mix well to mix everything: you will have to obtain a rather soft mixture 11. Heat the seed oil in a saucepan to a temperature of 347°-355°F (175° -180°C), then pour the mixture into spoonfuls 12.

    Pumpkin fritters

    Fry for a few minutes, turning the fritters on both sides, until golden brown 13. Drain on absorbent paper 14 and garnish with chives to taste. Your pumpkin fritters are ready to be served hot 15!

    Storage

    Like all fried foods, it is recommended to consume the pumpkin fritters as soon as they are ready!

    Tips

    If you prefer, you can replace the leek with onion.
     
    For a streamlined version try adding diced provolone or scamorza cheese to the mixture!

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