Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jamaican Beef Patty

The Jamaican beef patty, is a meat pie that is consists of a spicy ground beef mixture that is contained in a flaky pastry crust.
It is one of the most recognizable Jamaican foods worldwide. It is a favorite food of Jamaicans of all ages and many successful businesses are run with patties being the main product sold. Some of these companies include: Juici Patties, Tastees, and Mothers.
These institutions have created their own trademark product that are easily distinguished by taste and every Jamaican has their own favorite among these three companies. There are also smaller companies who have also created their own alternative to the patty and also have their own patrons to whom they cater.
Due to its spicy taste, young children will squeeze the filling into the bag and eat the crust only or simply eat around the edges,leaving the filling in the bag, I can attest to the fact that this was the main reason for my older sister's enthusiasm for purchasing beef patties for me when I was younger.

For many years only  beef and chicken patties available on the market, however, we have since diversified the market to include patties with cheese, soy, fish, lobster among many others, much to the delight of consumers.
A patty is usually accompanied by a coco-bread, which is a hot bread loaf with butter which is then used to make a sandwich. We have also begun to create loaves, for example the meatloaf, which is simply placing the beef mixture within a bread loaf instead of the flaky pastry crust.

Patties are most cost effective and filling if not very nutritious, from the crust to the filling. Real Jamaican food.

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