Imagine yourself on a beach of fine white sand with the sun shining overhead as you bite into a traditional Jamaican patty from Jamaican Patty Co. Springfield, Missouri, is approximately 1,600 miles from Montego Bay, Jamaica, but that doesn’t mean you can’t transport your taste buds there.
Although they’re similar to empanadas, Jamaican patties have a different flavor and an added kick. The beef patty comes with seasoned ground beef encased in a flaky pastry crust, but Jamaican Patty Co. takes the classic recipe up a notch with the cheesy beef patty, which has Cheddar baked inside. Other varieties include curry chicken, Jamaican meatloaf and veggie.
If you have a hankering for something sweet, the plantain tart it is. For this dessert, Jamaican Patty Co. combines its signature pastry crust and plantain purée, which features hints of cherry.
Jamaican Patty Co., 3439 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Missouri, 417.886.1144, jamaicanpattyco.com