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Fresh Pumpkin Patties with Nutmeg Sauce

What a great use of your pumpkins after Halloween. These patties are easy to make and can be added to your appetizer table for the holidays. Serve with a yogurt sauce or sour cream with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4


Pumpkin Patty Ingredients

  • 2 cups freshly grated pumpkin (1/2 of a small pumpkin)
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • additional extra virgin olive oil for frying

Yogurt Nutmeg Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


Pumpkin Patties

  1. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the patties. Gently stir to combine. 

  2. With your hands, form a ball and flattened to form a patty and set aside. Continue until all the mixture is used. 

  3. In a skillet add the extra virgin olive oil and heat on medium high. 

  4. Add the patties and fry on both side until golden brown and cooked all the way through, around 6 minutes. You will know when to flip the patties when the edges have browned. 

  5. When cooked, place the patties on a plate covered with a paper towel to drain oil.

  6. Serve with the freshly grated nutmeg yogurt sauce or sour cream.

Yogurt Sauce

  1. Freshly grate the nutmeg into the bowl of Greek yogurt. Mix and serve with the pumpkin fritters. You can substituted sour cream for the yogurt.