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Old 09-22-2006, 08:15 AM   #11
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i just buy frozen ones in asian stores, love them really hot!
Asian store? Why would Jamaican beef patties bein and Asian store? I know geography was never one of my strong points, but I thought I at least knew tht Jamaica was not part of Asia

Seriously though, are they really Jamaican beef patties or are they something similar, but different?
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:13 AM   #12
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I would love to have Jamaican beef patty receipe too. I lived in Jamaica for almost a year, and Jamaica has a very special place in my heart. They are so good, specially the lobster ones. Any Jamaican's here willing to share... Please.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:46 PM   #13
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I wish that I could help. The Jamaican Beef Patty idea sound great. I hope one of our chefs or cooks comes up with a receipe.

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Old 09-22-2006, 05:51 PM   #14
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i think this box has maybe about 10 in it. i really have to go look now so i can be sure, i havent gotten them in a while because they are a bit more expensive here in florida than what we got them for when we lived in NY.

so no recipes yet guys?
sorry, deb - no recipe yet, but I can vouch for the Costco ones. they are pretty good. I don't believe they are the "Kirkland" (i.e. Costco) brand. will let you know next time we pick up a box.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:34 AM   #15
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Asian store? Why would Jamaican beef patties bein and Asian store? I know geography was never one of my strong points, but I thought I at least knew tht Jamaica was not part of Asia

Seriously though, are they really Jamaican beef patties or are they something similar, but different?
they selll it, it is like how some western stores carry asian goods (soy sauce, noodles). It isnt uncommon ya know The ones i get are frozen in a box of 12, dont know if it came all the way from jamaica but it did say hot jamaican patties on the box The asian stores i go too even sell those jamaican sodas (forgot the label). The asian stores of today arent solely catering asians anymore and is more diversified heck they even sell iranian pita. Ask anyone from toronto to go to soon lee's frozen section, or any other stores and they are bound to find it
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:00 AM   #16
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That is good to know prada. Thanks
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:49 PM   #17
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I STILL can't find the recipe, but I do remember a couple of things about the mixture. First, the pastry ( made with shortening) has curry powder in it.
Second, the beef is cooked with thyme, hot peppers and mixed with breadcrumbs.

How frustrating - I'll have to have another look!!
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:09 PM   #18
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Found it! Found it!

It was in the wrong file, of course...

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup ice-cold water

2 tbsps oil
1 lb minced beef
1 small onion, finely diced
1 tsp each curry powder, salt, chili powder ( cayenne pepper) pepper and dried thyme
1/2 cup beef broth ( stock cubes will do!)
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten.

combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl and mix together until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the water slowly and mix together quickly with your fingertips until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Shape the dough into a long sausage shape, cut into 10 pieces, roll each piece into a circle ( about 6 inches) and set aside.

Heat the oven to 425 . Melt the butter in a frying pan , then fry the onion. When translucent, add the minced beef and cook until it browns. Add the spices, and stir once or twice, then add the stock and the breadcrumbs. cook until the liquid is absorbed.

Spoon equal amounts of the mixture into the middle of each pastry circle, fold in half, seal with a fork dampened with water, then brush all the patties with beaten egg. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden.
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Old 09-24-2006, 05:30 PM   #19
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Scott123 we lived in NY for most of our lives and we loved the beef patties from the pizzarias so i would like to recreate something like that if you know what type i'm talking about, you are from NJ so i'm sure you probably know. bj's, costco and sams club sells a brand that is like what the pizzaria sells and we like those also.
Debbie, I'm quite certain that the pizzerias in NY aren't rolling out pastry for beef patties- they're most definitely using frozen patties. VeraBlue mentioned Tower Isle- I'm pretty sure those are the best selling brand in this area. They're out of Brooklyn. I wouldn't be at all surprised if that's what the pizzerias were buying in bulk and selling. It's definitely my favorite brand.

I did a search for "Tower Isle and ingredients" and couldn't come up with anything. Does anyone have a box of patties in their freezer, and, if so, could they type up the ingredients? Ideally, a Tower Isle box would be the best, but if someone had the ingredients for Costco, that would be good too.

Clive, that looks like a great recipe, but for those of us New Yorkers and Ex-New Yorkers, our frozen patties are all-spice based- the filling. The pastry, I'm pretty sure, is colored with annato.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:48 PM   #20
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Could well be, Scott.
When I made the recipe last year, I tried various "options". None of the recipes were mine, but I DO remember eating Jamaica patties in Streatham, Balham Market, Lewisham, and the Notting Hill area of London, where many Jamaicans live. Those wonderful patties kept me alive when I was starving!!!
The recipe I posted was the closest to what I recall . Since annato is unknown in England, it was probably curry powder or turmeric which was used, way back then.
What is used nowadays? I dread to think...
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