Jamaican Patty Recipe
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As a result of popular demand, I now present you a simple and easy Jamaican Patty recipe.


I already provided a little background to our succulent patties - the main ingredients, the varieties, how we use them, and of course the fact that they are everybody's favourite.

This now, is your opportunity to prepare it.OK, here we go! Good Luck!


    The Pastry

  1. 1\4 cup shortening
  2. 1\4 cup margarine
  3. 1\3 cup water (cold)
  4. 1\4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1\2 teaspoons curry powder
  6. 2 cups flour

    The Filling

  7. 2 tablespoons margarine
  8. 3\4 pound ground beef
  9. 1 small onion, finely diced
  10. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  11. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  12. 1 teaspoon salt
  13. 1 teaspoon pepper
  14. 1\2 cup beef broth (stock)
  15. 1\2 cup dry bread crumbs
  16. 1 beaten egg


    The Pastry Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, curry powder and salt.
  • Cut in margarine and shortening until mixture looks crumbly.
  • Add water and stir until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Shape dough into a log, and cut into 10 equal sections. Roll each section into 6-8 inch circles (approximately 1/8 inch thick).
  • Cover with damp cloth until ready to use.

    The Filling Preparation

  • Melt margarine in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute onion until limp and translucent.
  • Add the beef, salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme and mix well.
  • Cook until beef is evenly brown, stirring constantly.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and stock and combine all the ingredients well.
  • Simmer until liquid is absorbed. It should be moist but not watery
  • Remove the skillet from the stove and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Uncover the dough circles and place 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling on half of each..
  • Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough circle over the meat filling. Use a fork to press edges. Lightly brush the pastry with the beaten egg.
  • Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet for 30 to 35 minutes or until the pastry are golden brown.
  • That's it!

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