Appetizer Recipes

Jamaican Festival Recipe

Written by Winsome Murphy

Some say it is the Jamaican version of a cornmeal fritter, it has been said they got their name because they are so much fun to eat. Often eaten with fish, they make it party time in your mouth!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup water

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  1. Sift the flour, baking powder,salt, and cornmeal and combine.
  2. Add the sugar and stir.
  3. Add the vanilla to the water, and then add the mixture to the dry ingredients,binding to form a soft dough.
  4. Knead lightly.
  5. Leave covered for about 1/2 an hour. divide the dough into eight portions.
  6. Flour hands.
  7. Knead lightly, then roll and pull each portion to form a 6 in x 1 1/2 in length, about 1/8 in thick.
  8. Dip the festival in a mixture of cornmeal and flour then deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

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Winsome Murphy