Jamaican Patties are an incredibly popular savoury treat eaten across the whole of Jamaica and now widely available in other Caribbean islands,Canada and the USA.
The product and name are almost certainly derived from Cornish Pasties introduced to the island by Cornish sailors and settlers. Cornwall is one of the 3 counties that make up Jamaica to this day and contains many familiar place names such as Falmouth and Trelawny.
Traditional Jamaican Patties have a crispy pastry and crust usually made with Tumeric which gives the pastry it’s distinctive colour.
Beef,Chicken and Vegetables are probably the original fillings but over time patties in Jamaica have incorporated many other flavours including seafood and cheese. The filling is seasoned with, amongst other ingredients, mixed spices, Scallions, Thyme and Scotch Bonnet Peppers to give a unique flavour.
Patties are eaten in Jamaica at any time of day or night and can be a main meal or just a snack.
JPC’s patties are made to a traditional recipe and baked in store to ensure an authentic experience.
As well as traditional flavours JPC has created Curried Goat,Jerk Chicken and Ackee & Saltfish patties so that UK consumers can experience the flavours of other Jamaican foods in patty form.