Caribbean Patties (Meat)
They originally hailed from haiti and are now everywhere in the islands. This recipe is slightly different from either of the two others. From "Caribbean Cooking". Start it over night because the dough needs to sit 12 hours-not included in prep
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 tablespoon curry powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening or 1/2 cup margarine
- ice water
- 1 onion
- 2 green onions
- 1 scotch bonnet peppers (seeds removed) or 1 jalapeno (seeds removed)
- 3⁄4 lb ground beef
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 3⁄4 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 cup water
- To prepare pastry:.
- sift together flour, curry powder, salt and then cut in the shortning until it resembles small peas. Add enough ice water to hold dough together, wrap in plastic and refridgerate 12 hours.
- To make filling:.
- Finely chop the onions and chile pepper, then mix thoroughly with the ground beef. Heat oil in a skillet and cook meat until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in breadcrumbs, thyme, curry powder, salt and pepper.
- Mix the filling well and then add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes. Cool.
- Take dough out of fridge about 15 minutes before using. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and using a saucer to measure, cut into 4 inch circles. Sprinkle a little flour on each circle4 before stacking and cover stack with damp cloth.
- Preheat oven to 400. Setting out first pastry circle top with 1/12th the filling to cover half of it Fold over the other half and seal edges by pressing with a fork. Repeat with remaining. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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These were awesome patties Marra. Who knew that they would be so easy to make. The taste is very authentic. We loved these spicy meat treats. The flavor and texture are excellent. The flavor from the onions, curry, meat and scotch bonnets make this pattie special. The dough was lovely to work with and the filling was easy to make but did need more liquid so I added 1 1/4 cups of water in total. I will be making these again often. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't wait to make these for my dil's mother.