Friday, January 29, 2016

Jamaican Fried Dunplings Recipe

Here is a recipe for an essential element to a classic Jamaican breakfast. Fried dumplings are the Jamaican equivalent of biscuits, although they are not eaten as frequently as the American biscuit. Jamaicans love to eat fried dumplings for a traditional Sunday morning breakfast, holiday breakfasts, or community socials. This recipe makes a large batch, approximately 16-18 Jamaican Fried Dumplings.
4 cups All Purpose Flour (King Arthur is great!)
2 teaspoons Salt
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1 cup Water, plus 4-6 additional Tablespoons as needed
Expeller pressed Safflower oil

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large sturdy bowl and make a well in the center.
  2. Pour the water into the well and slowly stir the mixture into a dough. add more water if necessary but try to maintain a thick, dense, solid, and smooth dough.
  3. Preheat 1/4 inch of Expeller pressed Safflower oil on low heat.
  4. Break off egg sized pieces of dough and shape them into flat discs.
  5. Fry on a large low flame. Dumplings are finished when they are a deep golden brown hue. Firmly tap the dumplings and listen for a hollow sound. This also indicates completeness. They take approximately 7-10 minutes on each side.
  6. Place the dumplings on a plate layered with paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  7. Serve these with Ackee and Vegetables or Jamaican style cooked down cabbage. Enjoy, Ya mon!