1. Filhoses [Pumpkin fritters]
Filhoses [Pumpkin fritters]

Filhoses [Pumpkin fritters]

Portuguese recipe for pumpkin fritters, a sweet and soft dessert often served at Christmas.

Preparation time
30 min
Baking time
45 min


1 kilogram
70 grams
400 grams
Port wine
2 tablespoons
10 centiliters
2 teaspoons
Frying oil
40 centiliters
Cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons

Preparation steps

  • Step 1 : Peel the Squash and cut it into pieces.
  • Step 2 : Cook the Squash in boiling water for about 20 minutes.
  • Step 3 : Mix the Eggs with 30 grams of Sugar.
  • Step 4 : Mix the Salt with the Water and add to the mixture.
  • Step 5 : Gradually add the Flour and mix until the mixture is homogeneous. Then add the Port wine and mix again.
  • Step 6 : When the Squash is well cooked, drain it and put it through a food mill (or an immersion blender). Add the purée obtained to the preparation and mix vigorously. If it's too liquid, you can add flour.
  • Step 7 : Heat the Frying oil in a frying pan, then pour the dough in small amounts to form small circles.
  • Step 8 : Fry on both sides, then place on paper towels.
  • Step 9 : Mix remaining Sugar with Cinnamon powder. Place the filhoses in this mixture to cover them well.
  • To be enjoyed hot or cold according to your preference!

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