Thursday, 10 October 2013

Baked Pumpkin Balls

Hi everybody, Halloween is coming this month in October. I decided to try something too out of pumpkin.

I found this recipe Mini Pumpkin-sage balls from  When I went to buy sage, they were sold out. I made mine without sage in the end but they are still excellent.

I increased my ingredients from the original recipe but still ended up with 17 balls.

Recipe Baked Pumpkin Balls - makes 17 balls

180 gm pumpkin puree (Malaysia pumpkin excluding the skin)
1/2 onion finely diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
60 gm panko crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper, about 1/2 teaspoon
1 egg, beaten
2-3 tablespoon oil for frying

others - 1 frying pan and spatula, 1 medium mixing bowl, 1 small bowl to beat egg, 1 baking tray, cooking spray. chopping board and knife, steamer to steam pumpkin, bowl for pumpkin

  1. Cut the pumpkin to smaller chunks and place inside a bowl.  Weight of pumpkin 180gm. Using a electric steamer I steamed the pumpkin 20 minutes. Maybe 15 minutes will be sufficient.
  2. While pumpkin is cooking, dice the onion and garlic.
  3. Heat up the frying pan with 2-3 tablespoon oil.
  4. Fry the onion till brownish.
  5. Add in the garlic and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Do not use any charred onion or garlic which will give bitter taste.
  6. Next, prepare a medium mixing bowl
  7. Put the panko crumbs, salt, black pepper inside and mix.
  8. Remove the pumpkin from the steamer and mash with a teaspoon.
  9. Add pumpkin into the  breadcrumb mixture.
  10. Add in the cooked onion and garlic.
  11. Beat the egg and pour inside the bowl.
  12. Mix everything up well.
  13. Turn oven to 190 degree celcius.
  14. Spray a cooking tray with cooking spray.
  15. Wash your hands and form 16-17 balls about the size of small fishballs.
  16. Put them on the tray.
  17. Bake for up to 12 minutes only. Remove from the tray when bottom of balls is browned.
  18. Do not bake too long or the ball may stick to your tray.  Remove immediately and put onto a plate.
  19. Can eat on its own or serve it with tabasco sauce recommended in original recipe.
My ingredients 

Diced onion

Fried onion n garlic

Steamed pumpkin

Mashed pumpkin

Ingredients in mixing bowl.

Add in beaten egg n mix

Mixed pumpkin 

Oil the tray with cooking spray n place the formed pumpkin balls 

After 12 minutes baking - oil has disappeared. Remove balls immediately.

Delicious pumpkin balls!!

Eat on its own or with a dip

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