Veg Jamaican Patties

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1.5 cup - flour
  • 1/2 cup - ghee/ clarified butter/ lard
  • 1/2 tbsp - Jamaican curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 cup - full-fat milk or eggs
  • 1/2 cup - cold water
  • For the veg filling:
  • 1 - small cabbage
  • 1 - small tomato - chopped
  • 2 tbsp - margarine
  • A sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 - crushed garlic
  • 1 - chopped small onion
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • 1/4 cup - finely chopped green bell-pepper
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Jamaican Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chopped scotch-bonnet pepper for spicy flavour.

How to Make Veg Jamaican Patties

  • For the veg filling:
  • Heat oil and fry onions and scotch bonnet pepper till soft.
  • Add garlic and the spices, fry well.
  • Add the tomatoes followed by the finely chopped cabbage, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Fry well, stirring occasionally.
  • Add a little water, cover and cook till the cabbage is done. Set aside to cool.
  • Making the pastry:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Knead the flour, turmeric, salt and ghee with water to form a firm dough.
  • Roll out this dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut 6 inch rounds out.
  • For extra flakiness in the patty-crust, brush the rolled out dough with ghee, fold and roll again. Repeat 3 times.
  • Cover with a moist cheese-cloth if you have yet to make the filling.
  • Uncover the dough circles and place 2 to 3 tbsp of filling on half of each.
  • Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough circle over the filling. Pinch the edges closed with a fork.
  • Lightly brush the pastry with a mixture of the egg and water (plain milk for veg patties).
  • Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet on the top wrack for 30-40 minutes or till the patties are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with some hot-n-spicy scotch sauce and a drink called cola-champagne you get at Caribbean/ Jamaican stores or restaurants.