You can buy the packaged bammy of you can try my simple Jamaican Bammy recipe. The Jamaican bammy, a type of flat bread, is a favorite among Jamaicans when eating escovitch fish. This cake-like bread is made from grated cassava and coconut milk. As I mentioned it is typically served with fish however it can be served with Jamaican breakfast dishes like ackee and saltfish. Try this recipe and bring an authentic Jamaican flair to your meal.
- 1 pound of sweet cassava
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tin of coconut milk
- Peel and grate the cassava and squeeze out all the juices using a tea towel.
- Mix in some salt and divide it in equal sized portions thereby flattening them in a thick disk shape.
- Pour some oil in a frying pan over medium heat (preferably non-stick) and put the bammies on it.
- Fry from each side (for around 8-10 minutes) and then flip carefully to fry from the other side.
- Remove from flame and let it soak in coconut milk for around 5 minutes or so.
- Once they are well soaked, place them again in the pan with oil and continue to fry from each side till they turn golden brown in color.
- Serve them hot.