Pumpkin Fritters Recipe

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This is a traditional and very popular South African dish. It very often accompanies a Sunday lunch of roast leg of mutton. Unlike in Europe, pumpkin is quite widely eaten and enjoyed in South Africa. For that very reason it amazes me that Pumpkin Pie is hardly eaten in South Africa!

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Servings: 4


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  • 500 ml (2 cups) cooked mashed pumpkin
  • 80 ml ( 1/3 ) cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 1 ml (good pinch) salt
  • butter or oil (for shallow frying)
  • Sugar mixed with ground cinnamon, for sprinkling over


  1. Combine the pumpkin, egg, flour, baking powder and the salt.
  2. Heat the butter or oil and when hot drop in spoonsful of the pumpkin mixture. Fry fritters on both sides until golden brown, taking care not to burn them.
  3. Serve hot, sprinkled liberally with cinnamon sugar.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 92g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 248  
Calories from Fat 221 89%
Total Fat 25.15g 31%
Saturated Fat 15.22g 61%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 509mg 21%
Potassium 176mg 5%
Total Carbs 3.66g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 1.32g 1%
Protein 3.43g 5%
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  • John Spottiswood
    June 27, 2011
    I added this to my try soon folder in my recipe box Lorenda. They sound wonderful.

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