Appetizer Recipes

Jamaican Cornmeal Fritters Recipe

Jamaican Cornmeal Fritters Recipe

You have heard about bananas fritters, salt fish fritters, and conch fritters. This month we introduce you to cornmeal fritters. It is a member of the same “family” with the fried dumpling and festival.


  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • Few drops vanilla
  • Oil for frying

Recipe from the cook book “Simple Jamaican Cooking with Winsome“.


  1. Sieve salt, flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Add cornmeal and sugar.
  3. Put in beaten egg, vanilla and milk by degrees, after rubbing the margarine into the flour mixture.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls in frying pan and fry in hot fat.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper before serving.

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