Jamaican breakfast recipe: This is the traditional recipe for frying dumplings in Jamaica. I treasured my old-school Jamaican cooking and will never change because traditional cooking is what put Jamaican food on the map. However, you can tweak the recipe and prepare the fry dumplings to suit your likings.
Traditional Jamaican fried soft and fluffy dumplings recipe
The video for this recipe will be up soon on my YouTube channel.
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (If you use self-rising flour, do not use baking powder)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
In a bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour a small amount of water in the flour and mix to form a dough, while adding a small amount of water, a little at a time. Cover dough and let sit for about 15 minutes
Heat frying pan (I used a Dutch pot) on low flames. Pour in vegetable oil. Let oil become hot (but not smoking hot)
Pinch off piece by piece of the dough and roll into small balls. Put the dumplings into the hot oil, keep turning them until they become brown or golden brown. Make sure the heat is on low, because you want the dumplings not to brown too quickly; they will be brown on the outside and uncooked on the inside.
Drain on paper towel (optional)
Best serve when hot