Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Patties

This is another wonderful recipe that I enjoyed while growing up. My mother used to make a huge batch of these patties and freeze some for another day. Although the recipe calls for them to be served warm, these patties can be eaten hot or cold, both equally delicious.

Pumpkin Patties
Yield: About 20


1 ¼ cups pumpkin
¼ cup chopped onion
2 eggs
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup flour
½ cup vegetable oil for frying.


Combine all ingredients except flour and oil; blend well.

Shape into 2-inch patties and roll in flour.

Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Serve warm.

(Note: The Greek word for this recipe is Kolokithokeftedes...a bit of a tongue twister...)


  1. These really sound yummy! I am definitely going to try these out & soon!

    fyi: I got 80% on the quiz :)

  2. Excellent - I need pumpkin recipes right now! Especially freezeable ones!

  3. Debra, they are awesome!


    Jane, you will love these. Make a large batch and just freeze the extras. You'll be glad you did.


    This is definitely the recipe for freezing extras, Ivynettle. De-li-cious!

  4. I was just looking for pumpkin recipes, especially more unusual ones. I'll be trying them for sure!