It’s come to my attention that fried dumplings isn’t as common as I thought! So I’d like to share how I make it.
In the Caribbean, dumplings are traditionally made to go along with stews and curries. It’s a basic recipe really, flour, water or coconut milk and salt to taste.
My brother-in-law actually showed me how to make fried dumplings and that’s the way I’ve eaten them ever since!
It’s a lot more flavorful than plain dumplings and just smelling it makes my mouth water 😂😂 So here’s what I do, start with a basic recipe for ‘Cow Tongue’ Dumplings
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- pinch of sugar
- 3/4 cup warm water or coconut milk
- Mix the dry ingredients together and add water, knead the ingredients to make a firm dough, cover and let rest for 15 mins.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add some salt.
- Shape and add the dumplings to boiling water for about 10-15 mins, they will float to the top when done.
4. Drain the dumplings. At this point you can eat the dumplings with your favorite stews or curries or smoked herring and saltfish dishes 😋😋😋
But we’re adding some extra oomph!
- Slice 1 small onion
- Mince 3 cloves garlic
- Chop a small handful of cilantro (or shadow benny/ bandania )
- Mince a couple pimento peppers (or you can use Bertie’s Pimento Sauce )
- Half or a whole hot pepper (if you’re brave 😁)
- Golden Ray
- Oil (I like to use avocado, but you can use whichever you like)
- Salt to taste
- Heat a couple of tbsps of oil and about 1 or 2 tbsps of golden Ray in a large frying pan.
- Add the onions, garlic, cilantro, pimento, hot pepper and some salt.
- Let it cook and then add the boiled dumplings and toss to coat and let it fry for a few mins.
- Add your favorite sides and enjoy!!!