Fry Dumpling ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Ontario butter
  • ¼ cup 2% or 3.25% homogenized milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (for frying)

Jamaican Bully Beef (corned beef) ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 can corned beef
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, de-seed and chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, chopped

Saltfish option ingredients:

  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1/2 pound salt fish (cod or pollack)
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/4 tomato, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 3 springs of thyme
  • 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped or 2 tbsp pepper sauce
  • black pepper to taste 


Fry Dumpling instructions:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Rub in the butter until it is in pieces no larger than peas. Mix in water and milk 1 tablespoon at a time just until the mixture is wet enough to form into a ball. The dough should be a firm consistency. Knead briefly.
  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat until hot. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty - kind of like a flat biscuit.
  • Place just enough of the dumplings in the pan so they are not crowded. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels before serving.

Jamaican Bully Beef instructions:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan (skillet) over medium heat.
  • Add onions, green pepper and scotch bonnet to frying pan. Sauté for approximately 1-2 mins.
  • Add thyme, tomato and corned beef. Turn down heat to medium-low and stir until cooked.

Saltfish instructions:

  • Soak or boil saltfish to remove most of the salt, then drain.
  • Cut up the onions, tomato, green pepper, thyme and scotch bonnet and sauté in oil in a saucepan.
  • ‘Pick up’ (break into small portions and remove any bones) the saltfish and add to frying pan with all your seasonings, and cook for 2-3 minutes.

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