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Portuguese Pumpkin Fritters

In this recipe, we decided to highlight the vegetable of the season, the Pumpkin! And nothing better than joining it to the traditional and create some delicious “Filhoses de Abóbora”, traditional Portuguese pumpkin fritters that are fluffy, spongy, irresistible. The biggest problem with this recipe will be to eat only one…


  • 200g pumpkin puree
  • 250g flour
  • 4g of salt
  • 14g baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 50g of sugar


  1. Cook approximately 220g of raw pumpkin until soft. Drain and mash with a fork (yields approximately 200g of pumpkin puree);
  2. Separate eggs and whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form;
  3. Beat the yolks with the sugar, add the puree and finally the dry ingredients;
  4. Fold in the egg whites;
  5. Fry in vegetable oil until they are golden on both sides;
  6. Mix sugar and cinnamon and cover the fritters with this mixture.
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