Festivals (Jamaican Fry Bread)

READY IN: 14mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

These are generally served with jerk chicken or pork. The dough can also be braided. From the Barbecue Bible.

Top Review by Rainbow - Chef 5368

I was looking for a festival recipe and here it is under 'fry bread'. I use a little more proportion of corn meal to the flour, and I make them a little shorter and a little thicker, but everything else is the same. Yumm!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture feels crumbly, like sand. You can also mix the ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Add just enough evaporated milk to make a stiff but pliable dough. Stir just enough to mix.
  4. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of dough and roll them between your palms to make long, thin ropes, about 10 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. There should be about 24.
  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large, deep skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. When oil has reached 350°, gently lower the festivals into the oil. Fry, turning with a slotted spoon, until golden brown on both sides, 2-4 minutes.
  7. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

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