Jamaican Dumplings with Plantains

Plantains wrapped in a crispy dough are the perfect morsels to snack on or start any meal. Serve Jamaican Dumplings with Plantains at any festive gathering for a pop-able treat that is sure to please any party guest.

Photo by Diane H.
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
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PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2

    cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes

  • 1/2

    cup milk

  • 1

    ripe plantain, peeled and cut into coins

  • vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

Add the flour, salt and baking powder to a food processor and pulse to combine. Toss in the cold butter cubes and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Add milk, a little bit at a time until it is completely worked into the dough. Once it comes together into a nice consistent ball and pulls away from the sides of the food processor, divide the dough into about 12 little balls. Push a slice of plantain into the middle of each ball and pinch the dough around the plantain so it is completely covered by the dough. Press each ball flat into a little cake, cover with a damp kitchen towel and allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes before frying. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. Prick the dumplings all over with a fork. Working in batches, pan-fry dumplings until golden and slightly puffy, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Season with salt and serve warm.

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