Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and peel the pumpkin, cut into small 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) pieces
Add the pumpkin pieces into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, making sure they´re all in a single layer, add into a preheated oven, bake + broil option 210 C - 410 F
After 25 minutes remove from the oven, you can always pierce the pumpkin pieces with a toothpick to make sure they´re fully cooked through, let them sit for a couple of minutes, then add into a tall plastic cylinder and using a handheld mixer, blend together until you form a puree, set aside
Add 3/4 cup all-purpose flour into a large bowl, along with 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp sea salt, mix the dry ingredients together, then make a well, add in 2 eggs and whisk the eggs, then mix everything together, add the pumpkin puree and mix together, then add in 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon zest and mix until you end up with a thick and creamy batter
Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1 cup sunflower oil
After heating the oil for 8 minutes, start adding spoonfuls of the batter into the oil, making sure they´re all in a single layer and spaced out (cook in batches), cook for 60 to 90 seconds per side, or until golden fried and fully cooked through, transfer into a dish with paper towels
Add 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar into a shallow bowl and coat the fritters in the sugar, serve warm or at room temperature, enjoy!