Fall is for me at the same time also the pumpkin season. From September on, pumpkin as seasonal vegetable is available pretty much everywhere. So it is time for delicious Pumpkin Potato Fritters. It does not always have to be pumpkin soup when you think of pumpkin. Pumpkin is incredibly diverse. Further, there are many reasons why you should stick to a seasonal calendar when cooking.
It is likely that seasonal fruit and vegetables taste better. In contrast to fruit and vegetables outside the season, they are usually really harvested ripe. They likey come from farmers in your region who you support with your purchase. In addition, you do something for sustainability because your food does not have to go a long way. Not only the environment will thank you, but also your budget. Seasonal fruit and vegetables is in comparison, usually cheaper to get.
The Pumpkin Potato Fritters are wonderfully easy to prepare. Actually, the only extra effort is to grate the pumpkin and the potatoes. I admit, I simply use the grater of my kitchen machine, which I inherited from my grandmother. Even though sthe machine is quite old, it still performs marvelously.
If you are wondering why my Pumpkin Potato Fritters look so wonderfully even, here is a little tip from me. Invest in a set of serving rings or baking rings. You can now buy these in many department stores or baking departments. These are metal rings, usually come with a kind of metal stamp. I use mine to mserve for example Risotto, Tartare or any kind portioning.
When frying the Pumpkin Potato Fritters, I simply put the ring in the pan with the hot oil, after the first try I know how many tablespoon of Pumpkin Potato Fritter dough I have to put into the ring to make them evenly thick. With the stamp I can crush everything so that they are compact and do not fall apart.
You can even freeze the Pumpkin Potato Fritters and have a quick meal if you do not have time to cook. I serve mine with Baba Ghanoush and homemade Pumpkin Seed Pesto. Any nice dip or even just poached eggs are a great company for this easy seasonal dish.
For more pumpkin recipes also visit Tigersheds.com who are so nice to share this recipe of mine as well.