Pumpkin potato pancakes are a great appetizer, full of nuances of flavor.
Perfect dish for the autumn in which the pumpkins are in season so particularly tasty but above all perfect for those who do not like meat and therefore look for a more fancy alternative.
Their irresistible flavor will also be ideal to convince the little ones to eat vegetables. So let’s see together how to prepare excellent pumpkin potato pancakes and some useful tips.
- 250 g pumpkin
- 1 egg
- 4 potatoes
- 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- breadcrumbs to taste
- salt to taste
- 00 flour to taste
Start with the two main ingredients of this recipe. Deprive the pumpkin of external skin, internal filaments and seeds and reduce it into chunks. Clean the potatoes thoroughly under running water and then put in a pot with plenty of salted water to cook for about 40 minutes.
Cook the pumpkin in the oven after being sprinkled with oil and salt for about 20 minutes at 350°F or boil or steam it. When both the pumpkin and the potatoes are cooked, crush them using a simple fork or a special potato masher. Leave aside to cool the puree thus obtained and only later add it to the bowl with the other ingredients used for this preparation, that is grated cheese and egg.
Add some flour and knead until you get a perfectly compact and no longer sticky mixture.
Now that everything is ready, take a handful of dough and create your pancakes, giving the shape you prefer. The size of the various pancakes depends on the final result you want to get. Go on until you have made all the pumpkin potato pancakes and at this point cook them in hot oil inside a pan.
Pass your pumpkin potato pancakes in breadcrumbs and then fry in hot oil, turning them halfway through cooking so that they have a uniformly golden surface. Season with salt and place your pumpkin potato pancakes ready on a plate covered with a sheet of absorbent paper so as to remove excess oil.
Serve your pancakes when they are still hot so you can appreciate its compact consistency.
Store the pumpkin potato pancakes for up to a couple of days in an airtight container. Before serving them again, however, heat them.