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Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Jamaican Fried dumplings are the perfect side dish when it comes to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This classic and easy recipe is perfect for any Jamaican meal.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword fried dumplin, fried dumplings, Jamaican fried dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 257kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • oil for frying about 1-1/2 cup


  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Pour in the milk and stir until combined. Then roll the mixture into a ball and lightly knead until it comes together.
  • Break off about 10 pieces of dough and form them into balls. Set them aside.
  • In a 10-inch skillet, heat enough oil over medium heat to fry the dumplings, until the oil is about 350 degrees.
  • When the dumplings are brown on one side, flip them and allow them to continue to cook until they are browned on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Once done, remove dumplings from the oil and place on paper towels or a cooling rack to drain off any excess oil.
  • Serve and enjoy.


  • The amount of milk added may depend on the brand of flour used. You may need a little more or a little less. Slowly stir in the milk until the flour is moistened and can easily form into a ball of dough. 
  • Test frying one dumpling before adding the remaining. That will help determine if your oil is the perfect temperature for frying. 


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg