Non Veg Jamaican Patties

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1.5 cup - flour
  • 1/2 cup - ghee/ clarified butter/ lard
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder (skip for veg-patties)
  • 1/2 tbsp - Jamaican curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 cup - full-fat milk or an egg
  • 1/2 cup - cold water
  • For the non-veg filling:
  • 2 tbsp - oil/margarine
  • 1 - small chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp - chopped scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/2 lb. - ground beef (or chicken, pork or turkey, as you like)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp - Jamaican curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp - dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup - breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup - beef or chicken stock

How to Make Non Veg Jamaican Patties

  • For the non-veg filling:
  • In a heavy skillet, melt the margarine and saute the onion and Scotch Bonnet pepper till soft.
  • Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme. Mix well.
  • Brown the meat for about 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and stock and mix well.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • When all the liquids have been absorbed, the filling is ready - moist but not watery.
  • Making the patties:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Knead the flour, turmeric, salt and ghee with water to form a firm dough. Skip the turmeric for veg patties.
  • 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 rack for 30-40 mins 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.