Make Caribbean Fry Dumplings

Delicious Caribbean Fry dumplings are also known as Johnny Cakes are a must-have on the islands of the blue Caribbean sea; they're apart of one of the most beloved dishes; Ackee & saltfish. This yummy and simple recipe can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as a snack.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the surface
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Work in the butter with your fingertips.

  2. Add 1 cup of water to the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and knead with your hands, sprinkling the surface with more flour as needed, until smooth and elastic.

  4. Place the dough in a clean bowl and cover with a towel. Let rest for at least 30 minutes.

  5. After dough has rested, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil.

  6. Form small balls of dough with your hands. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into circles with a rolling pin or the palm of your hand. Be sure to not make them too thin.

  7. Pierce each piece of dough with a fork or sharp knife several times and then drop in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown.

  8. Let drain on napkins or paper towels.

Serve on the side with Ackee & saltfish and a cold Island Soda.

Do enjoy cooking