Zucca Fritta

Fried Pumpkin

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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Pumpkin is very popular all over Lombardy, especially in the areas near Mantua which have been famous for their pumpkin dishes since the times of the Gonzaga court in the 16th century.


  • 570 g ( lb) yellow pumpkin milk
  • 115 g (4


Remove all the seeds from the pumpkin and slice it thickly, removing the skin. Place the slices in a pan, cover with milk, bring to the boil and simmer until soft, but not breaking up. Drain and set aside to cool.

Put the butter in a large pan and begin to melt it slowly. Cover a flat plate with plain flour, and another plate with breadcrumbs and put the beaten eggs in shallow bowl. Dip