Jamaican Patties For Something Different

@MarymargII (10396)
Toronto, Ontario
February 22, 2018 8:53pm CST
Watching the Food Network or other cooking shows certainly do make you hungry and wish you had whatever they are making to eat for dinner! So when I saw them making Empanadas, it reminded me of a great little hand pie I used to buy at a specialty shop called a Jamaican Patty. It is like an empanada but with a curried ground beef filling and if you like spicey---it's delicious.But of course,many of you already tried one. Well we tried a recipe but only made the filling from scratch and used puff pastry to make the half-moon pie and it really turned out! Now I will try them again with different variations as I'm thinking they would make a great treat as an appetizer as well! Samosas, empanadas and Jamaican Patties are all a fun treat for yourself or company. Think I'll keep most of them for myself-----lol! Pixabay free image
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
23 Feb
oh please do share Mary!
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
26 Feb
oh certainly- I'm going to make more this week so will send you some-- ha!
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@toniganzon (53206)
• Philippines
26 Feb
@MarymargII Can't wait.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
27 Feb
@toniganzon Could get a little stale in the post though---ha!
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@shubhu3 (15635)
• New Delhi, India
23 Feb
Tempting.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Feb
Thjs recipe has both curry and a hot pepper in it chopped up--- but is not overly hot.
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@shubhu3 (15635)
• New Delhi, India
25 Feb
@MarymargII That's amazing.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Feb
@shubhu3 You can buy the pastry also if you don't want to have to make it.
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@DianneN (82203)
• United States
25 Feb
They are very tasty and can be made with a variety of fillings. I've had them in Jamaica with vegetables and with ground lamb.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
28 Feb
Would love to try them with ground lamb next time- sounds good!
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@DianneN (82203)
• United States
2 Mar
@MarymargII Delish!
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Apr
@DianneN They turned out good but could use a bit more curry flavour I thought to be more authentic. Will try more later.
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@LadyDuck (170747)
• Switzerland
23 Feb
Jamaican patties are good, they were introduced in Jamaica by West Indian population. There are many different filling, I like meat filling, curried, a bit spicy. They are better if you make the dough, the puff pastry is too rich.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Feb
That's how I made them- with both curry and a half hot chili pepper- we didn't find this particular pastry too rich. Delicious!
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@LadyDuck (170747)
• Switzerland
24 Feb
@MarymargII Puff pastry has a lot of butter in it, the texture is different.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Feb
@LadyDuck Yes but this one is not so rich- it's one I purchased before so we thought it went well. There is a recipe for the pie itself also and when I get to it, I will try it out later as the filling was very good.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
20 Mar
I really love pasties, of the Cornish variety which are not so different from empanadas. I like sweet empanadas better personally but that does sound very good.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
22 Mar
I thought about that- I know about empanadas but am not sure what the difference would be? I think they do have meat but are not hot with curry flavour like a Jamaican Patty? Should look it up!
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• Northampton, England
24 Feb
I like west Indian food
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Feb
Yes very tasty and spicy too. We have a particular restaurant here that serves it up well.
@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
I'm glad they turned out good.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Feb
They really did and I made them a bit extra spicy.
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@mandala100 (48320)
• Hong Kong
23 Feb
@Marymargll It looks yummy in the picture my friend.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Feb
And a little spicy too!
@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
If they taste as nice as they look, they are a sure winner.
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@MarymargII (10396)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Feb
They do taste well but this pic makes them look even tastier.
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• Philippines
23 Feb
empanada are a great snack because its filled with diff flavors of meats inside some are even spicy same as jamaican patty
@Plethos (10450)
• United States
23 Feb
so its a hot pocket ? i love emanadas- pineapple, pumpkin, oooooh yeah !
@andriaperry (56354)
• United States
23 Feb
Yum, I need to try this, I am bored with food and cooking
@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
23 Feb
Jamaican patties are delicious. I have also made them occasionally
@much2say (40041)
• United States
23 Feb
I love empanadas . . . and oh how I would love to try a Jamaican Patty ! Good idea to use puff pastry - save the time and effort (I would have done the same!).
@LeaPea2417 (21563)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Feb
That sounds tasty.