Caribbean Side

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup cold water

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup butter

1 cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in the butter (with hands) until it is in pieces no larger than peas. Mix in water 1 tbsp at a time until the mixture is wet enough to form a ball. The dough should have a firm consistency.

Knead briefly.

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until hot.

Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty – or flat biscuit. Place dumplings in pan, do not overcrowd. Fry on each side until golden brown, and 3 min/side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

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