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Pumpkin Fritters

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

1 1/2
cups pumpkin purée
2
eggs
1/2
tablespoon baking powder
1/2
cup flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup Parmesan cheese
Pepper, to taste
Oil (for frying), as necessary
1/2
teaspoon parsley, chopped
Mayonnaise or sour cream, for garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
302.3
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23.1g
36%
Saturated Fat
4.9g
25%
Cholesterol
74.8mg
25%
Sodium
640.3mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
10.6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
4.50%
4%
Calcium
33.50%
34%
Iron
8.70%
9%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Add even more flavor by tossing chopped veggies in the batter before frying.

Directions

  • 1 In a deep container, mix the pumpkin purée with the eggs.
  • 2 Little by little, add the baking powder, flour, salt, Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  • 3 Heat the oil in a frying pan. Use a spoon to portion out the pumpkin mix. Drop the portioned dough into the hot oil and cook until fritters are golden brown on each side.
  • 4 Arrange the fritters on a paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  • 5 Serve on a plate or tray with a side of mayonnaise or sour cream for dipping.

We’re in pumpkin season and there are countless recipes I’ve found to easily incorporate the bounty of this harvest. One way to enjoy and make the most of fresh pumpkin is preparing these delicious fritters that are as flavorful as they are easy to make. To shave even more time off the overall prep, use canned pumpkin in place of making your own traditional purée. My secret for this recipe? Go heavy on the cheese! Besides adding exquisite flavor, it also gives these fritters better consistency. Serve these pumpkin fritters as a side to any main dish.

Rate and Comment

Cristina Duffy Cristina Duffy
September 20, 2016

We’re in pumpkin season and there are countless recipes I’ve found to easily incorporate the bounty of this harvest. One way to enjoy and make the most of fresh pumpkin is preparing these delicious fritters that are as flavorful as they are easy to make. To shave even more time off the overall prep, use canned pumpkin in place of making your own traditional purée. My secret for this recipe? Go heavy on the cheese! Besides adding exquisite flavor, it also gives these fritters better consistency. Serve these pumpkin fritters as a side to any main dish.