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Uncooked patties can be stored in the freezer and go straight into the oven when ready to use; they bake in just 15 minutes. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

Source: Mad Hungry, March 2011
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Cook's Notes

Uncooked patties can be stored in the freezer and go straight into the oven when ready to use; they bake in just 15 minutes.

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  • womackjessi
    24 FEB, 2018
    I used Serrano peppers instead of habeneros or jalapeños as I was cooking for people who can’t handle a lot of spice and substituted some vegetable stock I needed to use up for the water in the filling. I have seen some other reviews that said they ran out of filling and had leftover pastry, I had the opposite problem. Everyone agreed that it needed some kind of a sauce, and after some last minute trial and error with what I had on hand we ended up with a reduction made with brown sugar butter pineapple/orange juice and Tabasco.
  • allairefictamus
    7 SEP, 2017
    How many days can they be kept at room temperature?
  • mc1hotmailco
    22 NOV, 2015
    If you are a vegetarian use ground round instead of ground beef just add a pinch more of the spices. It tastes great.
  • MSEW
    6 FEB, 2013
    I literally just ate one of these. They're really quite nice, and pretty close to what I've come to know as Jamaican Beef Patties. The crust was nice and flaky, I used my kitchen aid to mix it up. The meat filling came together nicely, I used Jalapenos so it wasn't as spicy as they could have been. My only complaint is that I ran out of filling, and had four squares of dough leftover. I'm even more disappointed by this after eating one, so I think I would do a 1 1/2 times recipe next time
  • Allihill
    29 SEP, 2012
    The first time I made these I made them to the letter of the recipe. They were good but not entirely to our taste. I cut back on the curry a bit in both the dough and filling, we like just a hint of curry. I left in some ribs in the habanero pepper to give a little more heat, added 2 diced carrots for sweetness and 6 quartered mushrooms for more meatiness to the filling. Delicious and perfect for my man's lunch box with a salad to round out the meal. These will be in regular meal rotation.
    21 JUL, 2012
    Scotch Bonnet is a different variety of the same secies as the Habanero pepper. They are virtually the same in size and heat, making it a perfect substitute in this recipe.
  • MS10954327
    24 MAR, 2012
    This isn't a review yet...but, I also am interested in her veggie rendition of the pattie...I will take my cue though from Indian Samosas...instead of beef, I would sub, cubed potato, carrots and peas and keep the rest of the recipe the same.
  • colleenac
    7 SEP, 2011
    LSQ mentioned a vegetarian version of these on her show. I sure do wish we could get the recipe for this version.
  • moe3220
    6 APR, 2011
  • gwennw
    2 APR, 2011
    I made these for dinner tonight and they were just delicious. I couldn't find Scotch bonnet peppers, so I used Serranos instead, and the flavor and heat was great. I am always nervous when making dough from scratch, but this one was foolproof. When rolling out the dough for the patties I had a hard time making a rectangle, so I rolled the dough into circles and followed directions from there. The patties were perfect. I forgot the egg wash, but no one noticed. Can't wait to make these again!

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