These "hamburgers" of Jamaica are found on every corner in towns throughout the country. Prepared by few Jamaicans at home, patties are usually enjoyed as an on-the-go treat. Yet they are simple and economical to make. Keep some uncooked in the freezer, and then bake them (for about fifteen minutes) as you need them. You can make them smaller to serve as appetizers. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).
Beef, turkey, chicken, or vegetarian, nothing hits the spot like burgers and dogs. Shake up your lunchtime sandwich routine with a juicy cheeseburger, grilled Wisconsin bratwurst, Chicago dog, sloppy joe sliders, and more.
At the Wyebrook Cafe, burgers are served with French fries cooked in lard from the farm. To make your own fries, see our favorite recipe. If you can't find beef fat (also called suet or tallow) at a supermarket, ask your local butcher. Keep the beef, bacon, and fat cold (firm) until ready to use for the easiest grinding.
We've got great vegetarian sandwiches that you'll look forward to for every meal, including fresh and healthy hummus and vegetables on whole grain bread, gooey grilled cheese, veggie burgers, breakfast burritos, and much more in between.