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saltfish-patty-1-of-1-5    I stumbled into a US Virgin Island bakery called Thomas Bakery here in Decatur and had my first experience with a saltfish patty.    I was curious about the food that the Virgin Islands had to offer since I’ve never had anything from there before and decided to try the saltfish patty; it was a safe choice.  saltfish-patty-1-of-1-2

saltfish-patty-1-of-1-4I took one bite into the soft bake-like exterior which gave way to a slightly salty, stewed saltfish filling and it was love at first bite.  This crust differs from the Guyanese and Jamaican patty; it’s somewhere between bake and pastry and was a good vessel to house the well seasoned saltfish filling.   I’ve been back to that bakery several times and always have the saltfish patty but knew that I had to give it a try at home.   I found a recipe in my Culinaria The Caribbean cookbook and tweaked it a bit to come up with this one.   Enjoy!saltfish-patty-1-of-1-10saltfish-patty-1-of-1-11

**Recipe adapted from Culinaria The Caribbean.







  1. Sandra
    December 17, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I don’t have a website but I’d love to look at you videos.

  2. January 17, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Jehan I’ve to tell you these were simply heavenly!!! A few of mine broke open at the seam. I think I over filled them but over all I’m very happy with the way they turned out. Thank you. My husband is Lebonese he talks about this fish and rice dish. I’ll use the salt fish recipe and add 2 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup rice to it and cook until rice is tender. I think this will make a perfect base. Thank you!!! You inspire me.