Jamaican Fry Bread Festivals


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Festivals—deep-fried breads—are the traditional accompaniment to Jamaican jerk chicken or pork. The following were inspired by a jerk joint in Boston Beach called Sufferer’s. (The name is certainly appropriate when you stop to consider how many Scotch bonnet chiles go into a single batch of jerk!) For a more dramatic presentation, I like to braid the dough into twists, but you can roll it out and fry it in the traditional cigar shapes.