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Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Learn to make Jamaican Fried Dumplings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 209kcal


  • 1 Large Saucepan
  • 1 Medium Saucepan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium size strainer
  • 1 Cutting Board


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 5 ounces Water
  • 5 cups Cooking Oil Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil can be used.
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder


Step 1

  • Sift flour using your strainer and your mixing bowl.
    Sifting Flour
  • Add sugar
  • Add baking powder
    Add Baking Powder
  • Add butter

Step 2

  • Combine all ingredients (except the water) in a bowl until it has the consistency of breadcrumbs.
    Kneading Dough
  • Add 2/1 oz of the water to your mixture and knead the dough for about 5-8 minutes.
    Adding water
  • Add the additional water and knead for a few more minutes until the dough becomes smooth. (Best left refridgerated overnight to get it really smooth, but definitley not necessary)
    Adding water

Step 3

  • Use a large cutting board and "dust" it with flour.
    Flour dusted cutting board
  • Roll your dough on the cutting board until it's flattened a bit
    rolling dough
  • Stretch the dough across your cutting board and cut into 10 even pieces
    Stretching out the dough
  • Take each piece of dough, roll it into a small ball using your palms and place it on your flour dusted serving tray.
    Rolling dough into a ball
  • sprinkle a pinch of flour on the dumplings on the tray.
    Sprinkle flour over dumpling

Cooking Time

  • Add oil to your saucepan, and let heat to about 290 degrees under a medium flame.
    Adding oil
  • Let it fry for about 10-12 minutes.
    Frying dumplings
  • Transfer your oil to a smaller saucepan, and allow to fry for an additional 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
    Transfer oil to new pot



Served with ackee and saltfish, or just about any Jamaican dish.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg