My husband travels for work sometimes and after moving to Trinidad he had to go to Barbados (I know tough eh?). He would be at work and I would go for a walk and get breakfast. There was this little place and I ordered their pumpkin fritters and they were to die for! I have been looking for a similar recipe since.
Pumpkin is plentiful and inexpensive in the Caribbean. I use it often when I cook. This recipe is easy and pretty good.
First I cut up the pumpkin and placed them on a baking sheet with a little coconut oil. I baked them for about 25 mins because they were in little cubes and bake easily.
In a bowl I put in the flour, baking powder, curry powder and I put in sugar. I think next time I will sweeten with honey or maple syrup. I prefer the sweeter fritters to savoury. I also didn’t put in the salt. I generally don’t use salt.
Next I puréed the pumpkin with a little water. I added it to the flour mixture. It was like pancake batter. Not too thick.
I dropped spoonfuls into the veggie oil. Again, I probably wouldn’t use vegetable oil and use coconut instead.
I cooked them for a couple minutes till they were brown all over. Once cooled I cut into smaller cubes for Michaela to eat.
In the future I am going to see if I can get a baked recipe for Michaela as I don’t want her eating too a lot of fried foods already.
I served her lunch with watermelon that I picked the seeds out (can’t get seedless in Port of Spain) and greek non-fat plain yogurt.
I’d say she enjoyed her lunch. 🙂