Thursday, July 29, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin Fries

I make these in a similar manner to the Butternut Squash Fries from Nutty Kitchen. I've tried 'frying' a range of veggies, but pumpkin is certainly my favourite, short of sweet potato.


1 pumpkin (I like Kent since it's available locally from an organic farmer, but most kinds work.)
2T or so lard, coconut oil, or olive oil
Spices such as paprika, chilli flakes, cinnamon, garlic power, and cumin
Dried herbs such as basil, thyme, parsley, and sage.


Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.

1. Peel and chop pumpkin into fries - I go for a 1cm x 1cm thickness, but shoestring would still work (be gentle!) as will bigger wedge-style cuts.

2. In a medium bowl, toss fries with oil.

3. Sprinkle with selected herbs and spices, tossing to coat.

4. Place fries on tray in a single layer, and bake in oven until golden and slightly crisp on the outside.

Serve hot!


Jo said...

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Eric said...


JP said...

Mmm, looks like the sweet potato fries I'm eating tonight. I will have to try pumpkin fries in the near future tho.


Cassie said...

Mmm looks good. I usually use sweet potatoes but pumpkin would be awesome to try.

Anonymous said...

Now those look straight from heaven. What a great idea! Thanks so much for posting the recipe and the photos.

Ammi said...

I did a variant of this with carrots and parsnips and it worked really well. Do you mind if I post it up on my blog?

Jezwyn said...

Thanks guys!

Go for it Ammi - wouldn't say no to some link love back here though :)

SD Strong Moms said...

Looks delish! Can't wait to try and share this on. Thanks

SD Strong Moms said...

Looks delish! Can't wait to try and share this one. Thanks!

Hi! I'm Janola. said...

These were pretty good! Even my husband enjoyed their flavor. What a tasty end to my extra Halloween pumpkin. :)