I love trying out new recipes for potato fries and I've posted 4 potato fry recipes so far on instructables- Spicy, Cheesy, Crispy-spicy and Checked potato fries. This time I wanted to try something different. I wasn't sure how pumpkin fries will turn out but I had to give it a try.
Well, I'm really happy with these pumpkin fries because my grandmothers (my dad's mom and my mom's mom) loved the fries. I was happier when I had to make more!
Give it a try and I really hope you enjoy the fries :)
Step 1: Ingredients
To make pumpkin chips you'll need:
- Pumpkin - 1/4 of a medium sized pumpkin,
- Oil - for frying,
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp,
- Chilli powder - half tsp,
- Salt - half tsp.
You'll also need a frying pot, peeler, knife and chopping board.
Step 2: Cutting
For 2-3 members you can cut 1/4 of a medium size pumpkin. Unlike potato chips, you have to cut pumpkin into thin slices, the thinner the crispier and the crispier the better!
Clean the outside of the pumpkin before cutting,
Cut 1/4 of the pumpkin as shown in the first picture of this step,
Clean the fibers and seeds by scraping them with a spoon, and then peel the pumpkin,
Cut the pumpkin into thin slices. I used a knife to cut the pumpkin into thin slices but I think it's better to use a mandolin slicer or a vegetable peeler to cut the pumpkin into fine thin slices.
Step 3: Seasoning
Put the sliced pumpkin on a pot or bowl for seasoning,
Add a little salt (for taste), I added 1 tsp,
Then, add the 1 tbsp of rice flour and 1 tsp of chilli powder (it's optional),
Mix them very well and keep them in a dry place while heating the oil.
Step 4: Frying
Take a pot or saucepan to fry the pumpkin chips,
Add unused oil to fry the potatoes (enough to fry the chips). I used vegetable oil,
Heat oil over high heat and once the oil is heated turn the heat down to medium,
Start to add the pumpkin slices to the pan.
After 4-5 - minutes turn the pumpkin slices around to make sure they're fried evenly on all sides.
It'll take 6-8 minutes more. But it's better if you wait until the fries turn a little brownish.
Use a slotted spoon to take the fries out of the oil and place them on a napkin to soak the oil.
And they're ready to be served! Crispy and spicy on the outside, sweet and soft on the inside! you'll love it... and they taste even better with tomato ketchup. Try it yourself and let me know how yours turn out :)