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Jamaican Fried Dumplings

julio 19, 2022

These are classic fried dumplings very famous in Jamaica, they are usually served with codfish as part of a big weekend breakfast 

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cook: 10 mins

Servings: 6


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup butter, cut into cubes and softened
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


Step 1.
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Rub in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to form a firm dough; knead briefly.

Step 2.
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.

Step 3.
Break off pieces of dough and shape them into biscuit-like patties. Place just enough of the dumplings into the hot oil so they are not crowded; fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels before serving.