Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Stephanie 6

"Flat fried buttery dough usually served with cod fish in Jamaica, as a big weekend breakfast, slightly different from the American dumplings."


20 m servings 472 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 64g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 855 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter until it is in pieces no larger than peas. Mix in water 1 tablespoon at a time just until the mixture is wet enough to form into a ball. The dough should be a firm consistency. Knead briefly.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty - kind of like a flat biscuit. Place just enough of the dumplings in the pan so they are not crowded. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels before serving.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Wow, these are so good! I had a difficult time making them flat like patties, so they were more biscuit shaped. While they drained on the paper towels, I dusted them with just a pinch of seasone...

I was making a big pot of ham & beans and wanted a good homemade bread to go with it but I was out of cornmeal. I thought I'd give my favorite recipe site a try and see what I could come up wit...

Great recipe!! Had these with Saltfish and Callaloo....my family could not get enough of these. The second time I made these, I did try to substitute 2 cups of white flour with whole wheat flou...

We looooove these guys! We cook up some corned beef (with onions and green peppers) and eat these two recipes together. Break apart the dumpling and scoops some meat in. YUM!

I really enjoyed these thank you for the recipe. However I topped them with cinnamon sugar while they were cooling a bit. everyone in my family scarfed them up! I did get 1 though. I can see the...

My Jamaican boyfriend loves these!

The true Jamaican name for them is "Johnny cakes" My cook there made them for every meal for me. I also loved Jamaican Meat pies (recipe here in Allrecipes) and fried plantains or fried bananas ...

I followed this reciped exactly. I'm not sure what happened. They were really hard.

These came out perfect and were delicious. Great recipe.