Early Sunday morning you can find many Jamaican families eating
traditional ackee and saltfish, boiled green banana, bammy or
So what is bammy. Bammy is a type of flatbread made from cassava. The
native Arawak Indians (Jamaica's original inhabitants) used these in
many of their meals. When wheat flour began importation into Jamaica
many Jamaicans got away from using this as a staple in their diet.
It is reported that the United Nations and the Jamaican government
established a program to revive bammy production. It is now marketed
as a modern accessible food product.
How to make bammy?
grate cassava (or you can find it grated in many stores and sold
place the grated cassava in cheese cloth or muslin cloth and drain
the liquid into a container and add salt.
Then gather cassava and press about one cup into a greased frying
Cook over moderate heat, turn when the edges shrink (about 10
Soak the bammies in coconut milk for about 5 minutes until they
absorb the mixture
put more oil in the frying pan , let it get to frying temperature
and fry until light brown