Kolokitha / Fried
This is another village secret that you just have to try.
I lived in the States
most of my life, surrounded by pumpkins, but never knew what
to do with them.
|1 ripe pumpkin,
wash it before cutting
||oil for frying
Using a sharp knife, quarter the
pumpkin. Depending on the size, you may have to quarter it
again. You want to get it into manageable wedges so you can
slice it into thin strips - about 1/2 inch thick. Remove the
hard peel after it's been sliced. it's easier! Sprinkle the
pumpkin slices with salt. Heat oil in a skillet, and fry it in
oil, until brown on each side. Patience though, it takes a
while to brown. But it's well worth the wait. That's it - very
easy and great as a side dish or alone with fresh bread!
Susie's Note: The browner it gets, the
sweeter it gets. Actually, I prefer mine almost burnt.
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