Jamaican Festival (Best recipe)

This is a cross between Johnny Cakes and the Corn Dog batter. It was named Festival for the Jamaican Independence Celebrations of 1962.

2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup coarse cornmeal
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup milk, cold (add 1 tsp vinegar)
2 cups vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine the sugar and milk  Slowly stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture to make a pliable dough. Knead the dough lightly for 2 minutes. Add a little more flour if needed. Cover dough and rest four 20 minutes. 
  2. Divide dough into 8 pieces. With floured hands, roll each piece into a 4-inch-long sausage shape.
  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over high heat until it is very hot. Fry the dough, turning each piece until golden brown ,( be careful not to burn ) all over, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels before serving.
Also try
Sausage Festivals: Omit Nutmeg. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup crushed, shredded or minced  Sausages, 1 tbsp minced scallions. Mix into dough, shape and fry.
Cheesy Festivals: Cut sticks of Cheddar Cheese and place in the middle or shred 1/2 cup Parmesan and mix into dough. Fry as usual.

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