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Calabaza Fritters (Frituras Calabaza) PDF Print E-mail


  • 1 1/2 pounds calabaza
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • cooking oil


  1. Peel calabaza, cut into chunks and boil in a large pot of water until tender.
  2. Drain water and mash calabaza then drain again.
  3. Mix 1 1/2 cups of mashed calabaza together with butter, egg and sugar.
  4. Sift flour with nutmeg and cinnamon and add to calabaza mixture.
  5. Mix well and drop spoonfuls into heated oil such as a deep fryer. Oil should be enough to cover fritters.
  6. Cook until both sides are lightly browned and serve hot. Makes 12 Fritters.

Recommended cookbook: Memories of a Cuban Kitchen