Friday, December 2, 2011

Pumpkin Fritters or Bolinhos Aboboa

These quick and easy Pumpkin Fritters are very popular in Portugal.  Pumpkin is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

1 lg can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
Star Grapeseed Oil
cinnamon and sugar for topping
Ensure that the pumpkin is well drained. Beat eggs and add to pumpkin and mix. then add flour and sugar. If it is too thick add some more egg, if it is too thin add some more flour.
Heat a heavy pan, using medium to high heat to start with. Add a little STAR Grapeseed Oil.
Scoop up heaped tablespoons of batter, and drop into pan, but not too close together.  
Fry until bubbles form on the top surface. They should now be firm and golden on the underside. Flip over and fry on other side. The fritters will puff up slightly while cooking. To test, press lightly on the fritters. When done, they will tend to spring back. 
Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
Serve warm with plenty of crunchy cinnamon- sugar.


Tabby said...

Easy and tasty looking, only the taste test remains.

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