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

★★★★★ 2 votes
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

How to Make Grandma's Rosa Fried Pumpkin Fritters


  • 1Cut up pumpkin into small pieces. Then, take 4 cups and place in a steamer.

    Cook until pumpkin become soft. Let cool
  • 2Then, place pumpkin into a bowl and mash with a potato masher.
  • 3Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved in the mature. Make sure their are no lumps in the mixture.
  • 4Make sure the mixture is cooled down before moving to the next step.

    Beat the 1 egg and then add it to the mixture.
  • 5Now start incorporating the dry ingredients to the pumpkin a little at a time.

    Then, add the vanilla--Set aside mixture
  • 6In 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.
  • 7Using 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
  • 8When they are done, place them on a double ply towel or brown paper bag to absorp the excess oil.
  • 9When 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.

  • 10My son enjoys helping me such for the best pumpkins, for our Halloween Pumpkin Fritter Fest.

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