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Jamaican Vegetable Patties

The sweet, earthy flavors of carrots and peas temper the kick of Jamaican jerk seasoning in these Caribbean-inspired patties. For even speedier preparation, use pre-grated carrots, available in most supermarkets. To make fresh breadcrumbs, trim and discard crusts from firm, fresh sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces, and whirl in a food processor or blender until crumbs form. One slice makes about 1/2 cup. The salsa can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Ingredients: 

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Pineapple Salsa

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2 cups diced fresh pineapple (about ½ pineapple)
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½ cup diced red bell pepper
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⅓ cup chopped cilantro or mint
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¼ cup chopped green onions (about 4)
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¼ cup minced seeded jalapeno chiles
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¼ cup fresh lime juice
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1 tsp. brown sugar

Ingredient Set Name: 

Jamaican Vegetable Patties

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2 to 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
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1 ½ cups chopped onion
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3 cloves garlic, minced
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3 Tbs. jerk seasoning
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½ tsp. salt
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4 cups grated carrots
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2 cups frozen peas, thawed
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1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
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3 large eggs
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½ cup nonfat milk

Instructions: 

  1. To make Pineapple Salsa: Combine all ingredients; mix well. If making ahead, cover, and refrigerate. Serve at room temperature.
  2. To make Jamaican Vegetable Patties: Heat 1 Tbs. oil over medium-high heat in large nonstick skillet. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes, until softened. Add garlic, jerk seasoning and salt; cook, stirring often, 30 to 60 seconds, until fragrant. Stir in carrots. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Stir in peas, and cook 1 minute more. Transfer mixture to large bowl, and fold in breadcrumbs.
  3. Put eggs and milk in bowl, and whisk together. Stir into carrot mixture. Form into 12 3/4-inch-thick patties, using generous 1/3 cup mixture for each.
  4. Heat 1 Tbs. oil over medium heat in large nonstick skillet. Add half of patties, and cook about 5 minutes on each side until golden. Transfer patties to plate; keep warm. Repeat, adding more oil to pan if necessary. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
230
Protein: 
9 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
33 g
Cholesterol: 
105 mg
Sodium: 
840 mg
Fiber: 
7 g
Sugar: 
16 g
Yield: 
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

I totally agree with you Sweetlips! They don't even look like it!

These are fritters not Patties...Jamaican Patties are a turover type dough filled with a nice filling, this filling would work. Jamaican's would think you crazy to call this Pattie. Not traditional.

Ha Ha! thats what i thought Sweetlips!

I use only 1 egg per 4 cups of carrots, and no milk. I use only about 1 cup of breadcrumbs. I also cook the carrots a lot longer than they recommend.

Jamaican Vegetable Patties with pineapple salsa

Traditional or not, my boyfriend and I really enjoyed our meal. The salsa is delicious. Thank you!

Good

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