Fried Dumplings Recipe

If  Ackee & Saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish, fried dumplings ought to be our national side dish. Fried dumplings and festivals (a sweet fried cornmeal dumpling) are commonly served alongside so many entrees it might be easier to list the ones that it doesn’t accompany. These little fried biscuits are quick, supr easy to make and very addictive so, eat cautiously.  

Fried dumplings, in various forms are popular throughout the Caribbean. Dumplings are served in private homes, at street side stalls, and in casual dining restaurants all over the islands. Where ever Jamaican cuisine is served, you will find dumpling served as a quick snack or a side item with meats and gravies or as a quick bread/ biscuit.

fried-dumpling-dry-ingredients
Flour and baking powder are the dry ingredients in fried dumplings. I almost always add a bit of sugar and cornmeal (1tsp ea. per cup of flour) to the mix
kneaded-dough
A soft dry dough is your goal every time. Soft enough to pull easily but dry enough that it doesn’t stick to your hands when you hold it.

dough-for-dumpling-cut-up

crisp, golden brown on the outside and a soft tender bite on the inside. Fried dumplings are a perfect accompaniment for almost any entrée.

dsc032561

Yields 4

Fried Dumplings Recipe

crisp, golden brown on the outside and a soft tender bite on the inside. Fried dumplings are a perfect accompaniment for almost any entrée.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ C. self-rising flour
  • 2TB Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ C. milk + ¼ C. water, combined
  • 1 ½ C. vegetable oil
sianscooking

Instructions

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add liquid while mixing with a spoon. When all the liquid is absorbed put aside spoon and knead dough. Dough should be soft but dry and not stick to your hands. If dough is sticky, add flour 1tablespoon at a time until dough is soft and dry. If flour is not fully absorbed add water 1 teaspoon at a time and mix. Break dough into 3 pieces and roll into long strips on a cutting board.

Heat oil in a skillet, for about 2 minutes, over medium heat. Cut strips into small pieces. Use your hands to roll each piece into small circles. Drop pieces in hot oil and let dumplings fry until they are golden in color, about 5 minutes. Use slotted spoon or fork to remove dumplings from oil. Drain

Cuisine: Jamaican | Recipe Type: bread
7.6.2
25
https://sianscooking.com/fried-dumplings

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 thought on “Fried Dumplings Recipe

Leave a Reply