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Jamaican Meat Patties:

Jamaican meat patties are a beloved street food in Jamaica, and for good reason. These flaky pastries are filled with a savory, spicy meat mixture that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. They are perfect for a quick snack or a hearty meal, and they are surprisingly easy to make at home.

What are meat patties?

Meat patties are made with a dough that is similar to pie dough, but with a bit more fat. This fat is what gives the patties their flaky texture. The filling is typically made with ground beef, but it can also be made with chicken, pork, or even vegetables. The filling is seasoned with a variety of spices, including Scotch bonnet peppers, thyme, allspice, and ginger.

How to make meat patties

Making meat patties is not difficult, but it does require a bit of time and effort. The dough needs to be chilled for at least 30 minutes before it can be used, and the filling needs to be cooked until it is cooked through. However, the effort is well worth it, as the end result is a delicious and satisfying patty.

Here is a basic recipe for meat patties: https://tasteofcotswolddowns.com/?osetin_recipe=jamaican-meat-patties

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