Grandma's Rosa Fried Pumpkin Fritters

Ana Alvez


When I was 6 years old I went to Puerto Rico for the first time. My abuelita Rosa made me Fried Pumpkin Fritters.

OMG! Were they delicious I ate so many I couldn't move for hours.

When I got older I remember going back when I was 18 and she still made them the same way.

I miss you and love you! Grandma Rosa

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4 to 6


1 Hr


30 Min


medium size pumpkin
1 c
unbleached all purpose flour
1 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
small pinch of salt
1 tsp
real vanilla
egg beaten
canola oil for frying
paper towels or brown bag for blocking

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut up pumpkin into small pieces. Then, take 4 cups and place in a steamer.

Cook until pumpkin become soft. Let cool
Then, place pumpkin into a bowl and mash with a potato masher.
Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved in the mature. Make sure their are no lumps in the mixture.
Make sure the mixture is cooled down before moving to the next step.

Beat the 1 egg and then add it to the mixture.
Now start incorporating the dry ingredients to the pumpkin a little at a time.

Then, add the vanilla--Set aside mixture
In a frying pan add about 1 cup of cooking oil. If you are using a large pan use 1/2 cup that it covers the pan.

Heat oil medium to high but not that it burns the oil. You know your stove.
Using a large soup spoon scoop up a mound of pumpkin mixture and places it in the pan. Add a couple at a time do not over crowd your pan.

Let cook when they turn golden brown flip over to the other side. Do not burn
When they are done, place them on a double ply towel or brown paper bag to absorp the excess oil.
When they are cool, you can add cinnamon or powder sugar to them. I like them plain but my cousin s like them with both the cinnamon and the powder sugar.

My son enjoys helping me such for the best pumpkins, for our Halloween Pumpkin Fritter Fest.

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