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Jamaican Fried Dumplings Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

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"Flat fried buttery dough usually served with cod fish in Jamaica, as a big weekend breakfast, slightly different from the American dumplings."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter until it is in pieces no larger than peas. Mix in water 1 tablespoon at a time just until the mixture is wet enough to form into a ball. The dough should be a firm consistency. Knead briefly.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty - kind of like a flat biscuit. Place just enough of the dumplings in the pan so they are not crowded. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels before serving.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2007

Wow, these are so good! I had a difficult time making them flat like patties, so they were more biscuit shaped. While they drained on the paper towels, I dusted them with just a pinch of seasoned salt. By the way, they taste good dipped in pizza sauce. Delicious, thanks for sharing.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 17, 2011

I followed this reciped exactly. I'm not sure what happened. They were really hard.

 

33 Ratings

Jun 05, 2009

I was making a big pot of ham & beans and wanted a good homemade bread to go with it but I was out of cornmeal. I thought I'd give my favorite recipe site a try and see what I could come up with. Boy am I glad I did! I didn't think this bread would go well with ham & beans, but the rave reviews really intrigued me. I can't believe a handfull of such simple ingredients can taste so good just because they're fried. Some crumbled the bread into their bowl of soup, some ate them with butter. One even put a little jam on part of one. Delicious all the way around and everyone loved them. I even got a "thumbs up" from my super-finicky 9-yr-old. Now, THAT'S good!

 
Jan 25, 2011

Great recipe!! Had these with Saltfish and Callaloo....my family could not get enough of these. The second time I made these, I did try to substitute 2 cups of white flour with whole wheat flour..my husband was not impressed although I liked the healthier alternative. Do try to flatten them down though as they do rise a bit. Either way a great recipe.

 
Sep 09, 2010

We looooove these guys! We cook up some corned beef (with onions and green peppers) and eat these two recipes together. Break apart the dumpling and scoops some meat in. YUM!

 
Jun 20, 2011

My Jamaican boyfriend loves these!

 
Nov 17, 2008

I really enjoyed these thank you for the recipe. However I topped them with cinnamon sugar while they were cooling a bit. everyone in my family scarfed them up! I did get 1 though. I can see they would probably be good as well dusted with powdered sugar as well. Thanks again.

 
Jan 30, 2012

The true Jamaican name for them is "Johnny cakes" My cook there made them for every meal for me. I also loved Jamaican Meat pies (recipe here in Allrecipes) and fried plantains or fried bananas (I loved both)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 855 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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