How to make it

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the beef and cook it until brown
  • Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender
  • Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, hot pepper and thyme
  • Stir and cook for 5 minutes
  • The mixture should be quite dry
  • Remove from heat and stir in beaten eggs
  • Return to heat and cook for 2 or 3 minutes longer
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Roll out any flakey pastry 1/8 inch thick
  • Cut into 5 inch circles
  • Place 2 to 5 tablespoons of the meat mixture onto one side of each circle
  • Fold over into a crescent
  • Seal the edges by pinching with finger or crimping with a fork
  • Brush with beat egg whites and prick the tops to let the steam escape
  • Drop in deep fat until golden brown
  • 350 degrees

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  • Rookster 3 years ago
    one of my best memories from a trip to Jamaica...the roadside meat pies...cant wait to try it. will post the results...if I survive the process.
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    " It was excellent "
    rivet ate it and said...
    Oh man these sound good! I think I'll ramp them up with some dried habaneros (not too much) and a touch more red pepper flakes. I know, I know, but sometimes food like this has gotta be HOT! Thank you very much for sharing. These remind me of empanadas my mom used to make when I was little.
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  • capedread 9 years ago
    Jamaican me hungry, lol, nice one will have to try this soon
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  • jamaicabob 9 years ago
    Mmm, good stuff. I like em with a half tsp of sugar and a tsb of nutmeg too. Can't wait to make these again!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    this are so good ive had them before but never made them thanks a big 5 for you
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  • bonzaichef 10 years ago
    These are my favourite patties of all time!! Ive been making these for a few a while now, I always add a touch of cumin just to lift the flavor of the meat & mix tumeric in the pastry mix for a lovely colour when baking:-))
    Add some hot pepper sauce to make them 'hot jamaican patties'. Lovely Jubbly!!
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  • decobabe 11 years ago
    Wow! I love these things! I used to buy them for lunch when I lived in Washington DC. They also had goat patties.
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