sWeet potAto pie
JamaicanEats recipes 4 tablespoons margarine
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon lime rind
1 unbaked pie shell
(short crust pastry)
3 eggs, separated
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups mashed
Cooking sWeet sweet potatoes
1 cup milk
Boil, bake and eat them plain. or use sweet 1. Cream butter until soft, add
sugar gradually and continue to
potatoes in casseroles, salads, and desserts with cream until sugar is well blended.
herbs, spices and flavourings for delicious dishes. 2. Add lime juice and rind.
3. Add beaten egg yolk, cinna-
mon, mashed potato and milk.
4. Fold in stiffly beaten egg
5. Line pie dish with pastry,
pour in mixture.
6. Bake in 350 degrees F oven
for 50 minutes ot until done.
sWeet potAto Fudge
1 cup sweet potato flour*
1 cup unsweetened milk or
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cracked peanuts
2 ounces margarine
1. Melt margarine.
2. Add milk and sugar.
3. Add flour and stir consis-
tently toavoid burning.
4. Boil until thick (when
dropped in water forms a ball)
5. Add vanilla and nuts
6. pour into greased tray and
mark into squares.
7. Cut when cool.
Make your own
sweet potato flour
1.Wash and peel potato and
2. Drychips under the sun
or use an artificial dryer
until chips crack.
3. Grind the dried chips
using an 80 mesh sieve.
4. Grind the coarse flour
and sift again. Pack the
Jenn Walton /www.digiwerxstudio.com fine Flour
sWeet potAto FRitteRs 1. in a large bowl, combine all
1 cup mashed potato 2.Mix together and whisk until Sweet Potato Fritters
½ cup flour smooth.
1 egg 3. Cook batches in a greased skillet
1 teaspoon salt on medium high temperature until
1 tablespoon milk bubbles form on the surface, then
oil for frying turn over and cook until golden
1 teaspoon black pepper brown.
1 small onion, chopped serve with butter and maple syrup.
½ sweet pepper, chopped
¼ cup flaked fish FRenCH FRied sWeet
(red herring, codfish/saltfish, salted potAtoes
mackerel) 1. Cut uncooked sweet potatoes
into 1-inch strips.
1. Beat egg and milk. 2. soak in cold, salted water for a
2. Add all other ingredients and short while.
mix well. 3. drain and dry with a towel.
3. drop by spoonful into hot oil 4. Fry in hot deep, deep fat (365
and fry until golden brown. degree F) until brown, 3-5 minutes.
4. serve with tomato slices. 5. drain on absorbent paper and
sprinkle with salt.
sWeet potAto pAnCAke
1 cup all-purpose flour VARIATION
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder season sweet potato strips with a
2 tablespoons brown sugar combination of spices such as sea-
1 teaspoon cinnamon soned salt, garlic pepper, ground
pinch nutmeg cumin and/or other spices of your
2 cups milk choice).
4 teaspooons melted butter place on a baking sheet and bake
2 whole eggs at 400 degree F for 20 minutes or
1 sweet potato, cooked until ten- until cooked.
der, peeled and pureed CARLington WiLMot pHoto
pLAntAin has been lightly oiled.
FRitteRs 5. Fry until golden brown
6 very ripe plantains, on both sides.
thoroughly mashed 6. sprinkle brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten on top and serve.
12 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons brown Makes approximately 24
3 tsps. baking powder Fritters are eaten mainly
1 cup raisins and any at breakfast but serve
other dried fruit as them up as a delicious
desired snack or hors d’oeuvres.
Variations: don’t just
1. Mix together flour, stick to banana , try
sugar and bananas until banana, saltfish (cod fish),
smooth. callaloo, pumpkin or
2. Fold in eggs. sweet potato.
3. Add fruit and mix well.
4. drop by the spoonful Recipe by Marlene
on to a hot skillet that Mcgregor
CARLington WiLMot pHoto
CuRRy pLAntAin sugar (preferably brown), honey or Cinnamon can be sprinkled over plan-
2-4 ripe plantains, sliced thin1 orange, molasses, to taste tains before serving. serves 6
juiced1/2 cup diced red bell pepper2 nutmeg
tablespoons coconut oil1/2 tablespoon Vanilla BAked pLAntAin WitH
curry powder1 teaspoon sea saltstir all Cinnamon CHeese
ingredient together and let sit for half an 2 large firm ripe plantains
hour then serve. 1. Wash, peel the skin from plantains. 1 sprig scallion, finely chopped
Chantel Selman recipe, Barbados grate. 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
2. Add flour and salt and mix well. paprika
BReAdCRuMB pLAintAin 3. Beat mixture with fork and enough 2 tablespoons butter
water to make smooth
batter. 1: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Rub a
4. Bring water to boil, add little butter onto a baking sheet.
milk, bring to boil on low 2: place the peeled plantain side by side.
heat to avoid the liquid Cut plantain straight across the centre
boiling over. and open up slightly.
5. pour in plantain mix- 3: sprinkle cheese mixed with scallion
ture, a bit at a time. stir into centre crevice.
constantly, to avoid lumps, 4: Bake until plantain is cooked and gold-
until mixture becomes en brown.
thick. serve as a dinner meal or cut in 3”
6. Let simmer over low pieces as a side vegetable. serves 4
heat 20 to 30 minutes.
7.sweeten with sugar,
pHoto By RoseMARy pARkinson honey or molasses to
BAnAnA oR pLAntAin CRisps
taste. sprinkle cinnamon, 12 green bananas or plantains, peeled and
vanilla or grated nutmeg on top, if sliced finely
1: peel and slice plantain Hot vegetable oil
2: dip plantain pieces in beaten egg and desired.
breadcrumbs that is seasoned the way
you like. example, cinnamon, seasoned Recipes below from Rosemary Parkinson’s 1: Heat oil, preferably using a deep-fat
salt, garlic pepper, ground cumin seeds. book Nyam Jamaica fryer.
3: Fry. CARAMeLized pLAntAin 2: Add banana or plantain slices and deep
3 very ripe plantains (blackish in skin) fry until golden brown.
pLAntAin poRRidge vegetable oil 3: drain on paper towels, sprinkle with
3 ripe or green plantain, peeled, grated salt. serve.
1 cup milk 1: peel plantains by making a thin cut
5 cups water along the sides. Cut ends. 2: peel. slice For crisps with a difference, cover in
1/2 cup flour plantains in ¼” slices. grated fresh or desiccated coconut
pinch of salt 3: Heat oil and fry until golden brown. before frying.