Pampoenkoekies: South African Pumpkin Fritters
Pumpkin is one of South Africans preferred veggies. A lot of eateries serve pumpkin and spinach as veggie side dishes with main dishes and most South African households purchase pumpkin as a regular food staple. There are numerous ways you can serve the many different types of pumpkin offered. The options include favorites like butternut squash, herbert squash, boer pumpkin or red pumpkin.
Not all kinds of pumpkin are available year round, so make sure you use in season pumpkins when making your Pampoenkoekies to get the best results. One of the most common ways to prepare pumpkin is to boil it in a bit of water and sprinkle a bit of salt and cinnamon over it. However, for Pamoenkoeskies, you’re going to blend the pumpkin with salt, flour, and egg and bake the pumpkin in a bit of oil, spray with cinnamon and sugar and serve warm.
Serve the pumpkin hot with vegetables and maybe a lovely chicken dish. This is a great dish to try and impress your friends with. It is very easy to make, so try it and see what happens!
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– 8 slices of white bread
– Apricot jam
– 2 cups of pumpkin (1 butternut squash should do. Slice very thinly)
1. Butter the bread on both sides and spread apricot jam on the side facing up. Place one layer in an oven proof glass dish, jam facing up.
2. Cut the pumpkin thinly, season lightly with salt and place on top of the bread.
3. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the pumpkin.
4. Repeat this until all the pumpkin and bread is used up, finishing with a layer of pumpkin. Dot a few extra bits of butter on the top.
5. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour in a pre-heated oven of 180C