Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionFamily Get-together, game day
Recipe Courseside dish, snack
Dietary Considerationside dish, snack
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Mealdinner, lunch, snack
Taste and Texturecrisp, savory, sweet
Type of Dishvegetable
- 1 miniature pumpkin, about ½ pound
- 4 cups vegetable oil
- Coarse or kosher salt to taste or confectioners’ sugar to taste
Cut top off pumpkin; remove and discard all seeds. Carefully cut pulp from pumpkin and thinly slice.
Heat oil in an electric deep fryer to 300° to 325°.
Place pumpkin slices in basket of fryer and cook until golden and crisp.
Using a slotted spoon, remove chips from fryer and drain on paper towels.
Salt to taste if serving with meat, soups, or sandwiches, or sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if serving with a dessert such as Pumpkin Brûlée.
1994 David Burke and Carmel Berman Reingold