Butter-fried pumpkin

    35 min

    A delicious way to make use of pumpkin. Chunks of pumpkin are tossed in seasoned flour, then pan-fried until golden in butter. It's the perfect side dish to any meal.

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    Serves: 7 

    • 1 small sugar pumpkin
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g plain flour
    • 50g butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds, pith and outer skin. Cut into 5x7.5cm pieces.
    2. Place pumpkin (0.9-1.35kg) in large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add flour and stir to evenly coat.
    3. Melt butter in a large deep frying pan over medium heat. Add pumpkin and cook, turning often until golden brown and tender.


    Sugar pumpkins look like miniature versions of the large orange pumpkins you see around Halloween. They are smaller, sweeter and have more flavour than their larger counterparts.

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    I don't know what sort of pumpkin I bought but it was torture to clean and cut it. However, the finished product was good; sweet and savoury at the same time. But it's a little too ordinary for a meal. Great as a snack while watching TV or reading a book.  -  15 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I grew blue pumpkins in our garden this year and I have been looking for pumpkin recipes ever since. I made this dish for 2 Thanksgiving dinners that I attended and everyone LOVED it so much. Thank you for posting such an easy and delicious recipe!!!  -  25 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious recipe - my kids loved them. I added sweet potato and potato to the mix, and used wholemeal flour which gave it a little extra crunch. Great way to get kids to eat their veges!  -  30 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)