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Pumpkin Fritters
Posted by: azlinda Wed, 19 May 2004, at 8:46 a.m.

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

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 un-sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
Vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners' sugar

In skillet, sauté shredded pumpkin in butter until no longer raw-looking. Drain.

Wash and dry skillet. Add oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to 350 degrees F.

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.

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.

Serve hot, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.

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