Best pumpkin fritters

These fritters will take you back to your childhood. Some people choose to serve them as a breakfast treat or dessert, or even as a vegetable to be served with dinner! What better way to get your little ones to eat their veggies than with these delicious pumpkin fritters?

Makes about 16 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups pumpkin, cooked and mashed 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 50ml milk 
  • Cinnamon sugar 
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying 

Method 

  • Lightly beat the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix in the remaining ingredients by hand. The consistency of the batter will be stiffer than that of the sweetcorn fritters recipe.  
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy-based pot for deep frying. The oil in your pot should be at least 4cm deep.  
  • Only once the oil is hot – if you have a thermometer, your temperature should be between 190°C and 225°C – spoon fritter-sized portions into the pot, keeping them separated to prevent them sticking together.  
  • Flip them over so both sides turn golden brown. Set them on some paper towel to absorb excess oil and serve as soon as possible, sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon sugar. 

Cover of Pink Gin and Fairy Cakes

Recipe from author Jan Kohler’s cookbook Pink Gin and Fairy Cakes.