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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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I used to buy these patties for a mid-morning snack during recess, when I attended Wolmer’s School, in Kingston, Jamaica. The old woman who made them, and sold them to us from a big straw basket covered with a white cloth, had a generous hand with the hot peppers that give the patties their special flavour. She also used annatto which adds a subtle extra flavour. I have made the patties using other types of fresh hot peppers, but the result is not the same. However, hot crushed peppers, put