nutritional 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

Jamaican Vegetable Patties

Jamaican Vegetable Patties

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

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.
Pineapple Salsa
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple (about ½ pineapple)
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro or mint
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (about 4)
  • ¼ cup minced seeded jalapeño chiles
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
Jamaican Vegetable Patties
  • 2 to 3 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbs. jerk seasoning
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  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.
June 2005

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Joytrice Mack - 2014-12-15 18:24:01

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

Emilie BERTHOUX - 2014-06-12 08:23:56

Jamaican Vegetable Patties with pineapple salsa

Lou - 2014-01-21 21:13:57

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.

Libby - 2014-01-09 21:05:51

Ha Ha! thats what i thought Sweetlips!

Mayah - 2011-10-31 18:35:14

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.

Sweetlips - 2011-10-24 16:55:25

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

Jasmine - 2011-12-14 12:32:56