January 5, 2011

Pumpkin Fritters!

I have a confession to make...

For my husband and me, our idea of a Hot Date is going to a bookstore. We are such little nerdlings...

So this past weekend, we went to a local bookstore, and I found the Oprah Winfrey cookbook. Which I had been wanting for a while, but even at Half Price Books, it was over $17! But at this particular bookstore, I found it for FOUR DOLLARS!!!! And my cheap self let out a little "SQUEEE!!!!", and I bought it. And it was the last one!

This book is FULL of great recipes! And one of the really yummy, and really EASY recipes is the one for Pumpkin Fritters with vanilla ice cream...

(This is not really plagiarized, since I made a major correction to the recipe...They skipped a step!)


  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 3-4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-15 oz can pumpkin
  • oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar (3 Tbsp sugar plus 1 Tbsp cinnamon)
  • vanilla ice cream
  1. Prepare your Draining Apparatus. (Paper towels or upside down cooling rack over newspapers)
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon/pie spice, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Add flour mixture and combine.
  4. Whisk in pumpkin until combined.
  5. Frying 4 at a time, drop batter by heaping tablespoons into pan.
  6. Fry until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes.
  7. Using slotted spoon, transfer fritters to Draining Apparatus.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter. Fritters will puff up, then deflate slightly when removed from pan.
  9. To test for doneness, press lightly on fritters; they should spring back.
  10. To serve, arrange fritters on small dessert plates. Sprinkle each with a slightly rounded teaspoon of cinnamon sugar and serve with ice cream.
(Recipe courtesy of Chef Colin Cowie)

Lisa Baltierra is the creative munchkin force behind KraftyMunchkin Designs. You can see her other attempts at chefdom at cookymunchkin.wordpress.com.

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