Saturday, October 24, 2009

Slow Travel Sunday Small Bites: Week # 8 - Pumpkin

This week's ingredient is Pumpkin and it was selected by fellow Slow Traveler and Blogger, Deborah, Old Shoes: New Trip. Thank you Deborah for selecting this week's ingredient.

I decided to go with a recipe that I found on the Internet called Group Recipes. The recipe is for a Vegetable Pumpkin Patties Recipe. I pretty much followed the recipe and served it with a nice sauce called Jufran Banana Sauce, which I had heard about from another fellow blogger, Eden from Eden's Wanderings and Wonderings. I really loved it! Thanks also to Eden for the idea, it was the perfect sauce to accompany this veggie appetizer dish.

6 cups of pumpkin (grated or just toss in blender-I used the blender)
2 eggs
1 bunch of finely chopped coriander
2 finely chopped onions
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
salt and pepper
olive oil
fine dry multi grain breadcrumbs

Mix everything completely in a mixing bowl except oil and breadcrumbs. Roll heaped tablespoons of mixture in dry breadcrumbs one at a time. Hand roll it into patties to your desirable size. Repeat with the rest.

Place patties on a plate and refrigerate for 35 minutes.

Heat a non-stick pan and add some olive oil. Fry the patties in medium heat for about 4 minutes each side until crisp and golden brown.

For more Sunday Small Bites (SSB) recipes, visit the Slow Travel Website.


  1. this is an interesting recipe...Lots of nice flavorful ingredients. I want to try and see what this tastes like.

  2. These look good. I'd never have attempted to make anything but a dessert with pumpkin had Deborah not selected it as this week's ingredient. I was happy with the results and will now branch out and try these too!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Barb, thanks so much for your comments. It was an interesting recipe and it turned out pretty good so I was very happy. I think you would like it too.

    Jerry, welcome back from Greece! Thank you so much for blogging while there. I have to catch up on some of your later posts but the ones I read were so well done and so detailed! And your photos were beautiful.

    I was so happy that Deborah selected pumpkin too because it is definitely one of my favorite ingredients. I think you would like this recipe if you get a chance to try it.

    Thanks Barb & Jerry! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. These sound good. I have a bunch of filling left over from mine, and I thought I'd try to make patties from them. Glad to see your recipe, because now I think it will work.

  5. Kathy, this looks really good. I want to make it soon because I think I'll love it. I remember reading about that banana sauce on Eden's blog - I need to track that down and try it too.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  6. Kathy, these sound really good! A great fall recipe!

  7. Hieveryone, thanks so much for your comments...

    Cindy, glad you liked the recipe. I hope you like it too.

    Annie, I was very happy the way that they turned out. I'm glad you like it. And as I was looking through the isle for a good sauce I remembered Eden's sauce and low and behold I actually found it. It was by the hot sauce isle where they keep the thai sauce stuff. It added a nice kick to the veggie patty which I liked. Hope your weekend was fun for you!

    Nancy, thanks for your comments. I think it was a nice fall recipe too. This recipe was like on page 12 so it took me a while to find it but it was worth it.

    Thanks everyone and hope you have a great day today!


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