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Pumpkin Fritters

A great side dish for breakfast, this is delicious with pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely shredded pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. In skillet, sauté shredded pumpkin in butter until no longer raw-looking. Drain.
  2. Wash and dry skillet. Add oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 350 degrees F.
  3. In bowl, combine egg, milk, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and pumpkin. Add flour and baking powder to pumpkin mixture; stir until well-combined.
  4. Drop fritter batter by teaspoonsful into hot fat. Fry on all sides for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper toweling.
  5. Serve hot, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.