Barriguitas de Vieja

1 medium West Indian pumpkin
     or 2 cups mashed pumpkin
½ cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
Oil for frying

Cook the pumpkin and mash, measure 2 cups to use - or use canned pumpkin. Add the rest of the ingredients.

Heat a skillet with 1 1/2 inch of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.

Using two spoons scoop some of the mixture into one spoon and use the other to scrape mixture into hot oil. It should quickly form a shell and begins to lightly float. Using a fork quickly flip and press down with the back of the fork to form a patty, flip back. Fry each side until golden orange. The fritters should be firm when pressed with the back of the fork.

Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

When a bit cooled down dust with powdered sugar. Serve with café con leche.