Caribbean Pumpkin Fritters

Classic Bakes Editorial Team
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
12
Caribbean Pumpkin Fritters
Caribbean Pumpkin Fritters

It’s that time of year again when the weather is changing and the trees are turning golden. This is also Pumpkin Spice time of year!!! For those who love this magical blend of spices and the sweet creamy flavor of pumpkin this is the treat for you. This recipe comes all the way from the Caribbean to bring you some of our warmth to help you shake off the chill. We want to share with you one of our favorite local treats that uses our very own local Calabaza  or West Indian pumpkin. These fritters are delicious morsels of fried goodness that are spiced just right to compliment this special pumpkin. Super easy to make and great for our Vegan followers, so please enjoy our Caribbean Pumpkin Fritters.

Ingredients
Optional Ingredient
  • 1 Egg
Instructions 0%
Pumpkin Puree
  1. Place 200 grams of freshly peeled seeded and chopped pumpkin into a steaming basket.
  2. Fill a pot with water creating a 3-4 inch water line and place the steaming basket with pumpkin inside. Cover completely and bring to a boil on high heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is fork tender.
  3. Remove the steamed pumpkin from the pot, place into a bowl, mash until a smooth pureed consistency and set aside.
Pumpkin Fritters
  1. Using a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients and spices until they are evenly blended.
  2. Using another bowl mix the pumpkin, coconut milk, and egg if using that option and mix together until a smooth creamy mixture.
  3. For those omitting the egg add 2-3 Tablespoon of more milk if the batter is too thick.
  4. Add the dry and wet mixes together until thoroughly combined making a thick batter like consistency then cover and set aside to rest while you prepare your frying and cooling stations.
  5. Prepare your frying station using a deep skillet or deep fryer, add oil and bring the temperature to 350 F/ 176 C. Frying with a low temp will make the fritters too oily and too high will burn the outside leaving the inside under cooked.

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