Caribbean Meals: Jamaican Cornmeal Fritters

Tina Ruggiero
Yummy Jamaican cornmeal fritters.

Hey there! Long time no see! Trust me…long summer. My YouTube explains it all…

Anyway, today I was evaluating just how many recipes I have to share with you especially as we move into my favorite season for baking/cooking. There are a lot! Therefore, never mind me as I roll out a couple of my favorites that somehow got stuck in my archive!


Caribbean Meals

What I have for you today is a Caribbean favorite.

My husband candidly shares with me every time he makes these, sweet memories of his lovely grandmother making these Jamaican cornmeal fritters for him all the time! 

I love them just as much as my hubby, so I decided to share them with you as well.

These Jamaican cornmeal fritters can go with a lot of meal options too! We often serve them though besides ackee, some type of veggie meat, and callaloo (which is similar to spinach)…

Perfect Recipe for Jamaican Cornmeal Fritters

This is a *perfect* recipe for those who want to try their hand at Caribbean food!

It is my hope that over the next few weeks, the taste of the islands I introduce will be delicious and inspiring.

A Caribbean meal of Jamaican cornmeal fritters.

If you aren’t doing a “mashup” of Caribbean dishes, serve these Jamaican cornmeal fritters beside something else like soyrizo (vegan chorizo), or scrambled tofu (vegan version of scrambled eggs)….you get it.

Oooh! Oooh! I know!

They go PERFECT beside fabulous Spiced Beans in Coconut Milk with Steamed Jasmine Rice dish 100%! Go check that out and add these fritters!


5 mins

20 mins

25 mins

©Sweet n’ Savory Life

Author: Tina
Recipe type: Side Dish/Bread


  • 1½ cup corn flour or masa harina
  • ½ cup GF AP flour
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1½ cup room temperature water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Oil for frying


  1. Place a medium-large frying pan with about ½ cup oil on the stove.
  2. Heat oil on medium heat.
  3. While it’s heating, mix all ingredients into a bowl (will take on a thick pancake consistency).
  4. Once the oil is hot in the pan, add several large dollops of cornmeal mixture into the pan.
  5. Fry for 5 minutes or so on each side until golden yellow.
  6. Remove fritters when evenly golden yellow on both sides, and place on a paper towel.

Pro Tip

The reason why you are removing the fritters and placing them on a paper towel (on a plate) is that the excess oil can have somewhere better to go than to sit on top of your fritter. Now, if you don’t mind a little oil on your lips, then be my guest, but this way just makes for a better presentation with less oil.

Here they are to feast your eyes on!

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