- 1/2 kg pumpkin or orange “Winter” squash
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp salt
- olive oil for frying
- Remove seeds and “stringly” part from the center of the squash.
- Cut the flesh into small pieces 3×4 cm.
- Mix the flour with the salt and coriander and dredge the pieces of pumpkin in the mixture.
- Shake off excess and fry in hot olive oil until lightly browned.
- Drain on paper towels and serve hot with the roast suckling pig above.
- Pumpkin and orange squash came from the New World long after the downfall of the Byzantine Empire.
- The Byzantines may have fried pieces of some type of gourd (kolokytha) which was definitely not as tasty as pumpkin.