This Jamaican Patty Crust Recipe will bring you right back to the first Tastee beef patty you ever had. With only 5 ingredients, plus filling, this recipe will make you not want to ever purchase patties again.
I have tried a few Jamaican patty crust recipes myself which did not wow me, but then I decided to figure it out myself.
I have been making this patty dough recipe for over 5 years now, but only now perfecting and simplifying it with only 5 ingredients.
Are Jamaican Patties Vegetarian?
Traditionally, a Jamaican patty crust recipe contains dairy. Which can be substituted with the use of a plant based butter or margarine.
Some vegetarians do enjoy dairy products and have no troubles with eating a vegetarian Jamaican patty. If you need to completely remove the dairy, there are a few trusted vegan butter options listed below.
Vegan Butter for Jamaican Patty Crust Recipe
Below are three of the trusted vegan butters that I personally use.
These vegan butter below, can be used for making a vegan or vegetarian Jamaican patty crust recipe.
Vegan butter will not be as solid as regular dairy butter.
If you plan on using vegan butter, there will be an added step, when it comes to making the Jamaican patty dough.
If you want to use vegan butter to make Jamaican patty dough, it is perfectly fine.
Ensuring that the butter is solid is key.
This will ensure that you get a perfectly flaky crust.
How to Make Jamaican Patties Vegan?
Of all the 5 ingredients used to make the Jamaican patty crust, 4 of them are vegan expect the butter of course. As I mentioned above, there are a few vegan butter options that can be used in substitution.
Different Jamaican Patty Fillings
Ackee and Saltfish - Vegetarian
Saltfish - Vegatarian
Ackee - Vegan
Calalloo - Vegan
Cabbage and Carrot - Vegan
Cheese - Vegetarian
Fish - Pescatarian
Lobster - Pescatarian
Shrimp - Pescatarian
Lentils - Vegan
Tofu - Vegan
Ackee and Saltfish Jamaican Breakfast
In Jamaica, and among Jamaicans worldwide, ackee and saltfish is a popular breakfast entree. Ackee and saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica.
Ackee and saltfish is a popular meal at breakfast time. However, the dish can be enjoyed for any meal and at any time of day.
What is Ackee?
This delicious and buttery fruit is the national fruit of Jamaica and bears in bunches on an evergreen tree.
They use the tree and its fruits and even the leaves for other purposes. Here are a few other uses of the ackee fruit, other than eating:
- Using the immature fruits to make soap
- Using the wood from the tree for termite repellant
- Building structures from the wood of the tree
- Parasite Poison for Fish- using the seeds for the ackee fruit
- Topical Ointment made from the crushed leaves
Jamaican Patty Crust Recipe
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour plus extra flour for kneading and rolling
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter Cold
- ¼ Cup Cold Water
- 1 Tablespoon Jamaican Curry Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- In a medium bowl, add the all purpose flour, curry powder and salt.
- Use a fork to combine the Jamaican Curry Powder and salt in to the all purpose flour.
- Once the dry ingredients have combined, add the cold butter and use the fork to break the butter into the flour mixture.This should resemble breadcrumb!
- After cutting the butter into the flour, add the cold water.
- Gently mix the water into crumbly flour mixture until a soft and smooth dough is formed.Do not over-KNEAD!
- Wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and rest for 10 minutes.
- Flour a flat surface with a light amount of flour and roll out the dough to about an ⅛th of an inch.
- Cut the dough into 8 equal pieces and lay each piece on a non-stick baking tray.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees fahrenheit or until golden brown.
To Fill the Jamaican Patty Crust
- Before baking, add your desired filling to only a half of the dough.
- Fold the empty side of the dough onto the filling and seal the edges with your fingers.
- With filling, bake for an additional 15 minutes.