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Friday, October 26, 2007

Fried Dumpling

Fried Dumpling , or as Jamaicans like to call it "Johnny Cake," is like the bread to many Jamaican dishes. It is used to "sop" up the drippings from the ackee and salt fish or the mackarel rundown. It is a very simple dish to make.


2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water or milk to bind flour
cooking oil to fry

  1. Mix flour baking powder and salt in a medium bowl with a whisk. Bind the flour with warm water or milk
  2. When it comes together remove bowl and knead.
  3. If preparing for soup or stew, spoonfuls can be dropped for 15-20 minutes (stop here)! If frying, divide dough in 2, roll into a 6x2 inch shape.
  4. Put on a cutting board and cut in 1/2 inch diagonals.
  5. Heat enough oil to deep fry, about 5 mins. per side till golden
eat while it hot. This does not taste good cold.


MrsYFA said...

Hey now, nothing like fried dumpling with some ackee and saltfish for breakfast!

iriegal said...

Yah Mon!!

I changed my picture, because one feedback I received was that the so so dumpling on the plate needed something else.

Jamsprint said...

this my favourite dish of all time...
makes me miss home :-(
especially since you had both the fried dumpling and the roast breadfruit!
sigh... what i would do for some of that now!

iriegal said...

jamsprint, you and I both. I love Ackee and saltfish with some breadfruit an fried dumpling.