Pies… whether fried or baked are the perfect ‘on the go’ snacks! Pies are surely a favorite in Trinidad and so is fried bake and buljol so why not combine them to make some delightful buljol pies! Fried buljol pies!
YIELD: 14 pies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt (or as needed)
- 1 cup water approx. (or as needed)
- 1/2 lb saltfish
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 pimento
- Cabbage as you like
- Carrot as you like
- Sweet pepper as you like
- 1 tomato
- 1/2 tsp JGM Products garlic powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Combine all ingredients listed below ‘PIE DOUGH’. Knead until you have a smooth dough ball. In this step add the water slowly and as needed. Cover the dough and set aside for 20 minutes approx.
- Boil or soak saltfish to remove any excess salt. The length of time can vary. I usually taste a piece to determine how much longer it should boil/soak for.
- Once finished, remove the saltfish from the water and add to a food processor.
- Add all other ingredients listed below ‘BULJOL’ to the processor as well except the garlic powder. Pulse until there aren’t many chunks of any ingredients.
- Heat coconut oil in a pot. All the chopped ingredients to the heated oil. Add the garlic powder. Cook for approx. 2-3 minutes on low heat.
- To fill pies, break the large dough ball into smaller balls (depending on the size pie you want). Using your fingers, open out the small dough ball into a flat circle and place in your palm. Place 1 spoon (can be more if you want) of the buljol then carefully seal it by pressing along the edges of the dough. Continue this step until all pies are made.
- Fry on each side for a few minutes or until they are the color you want your pies to be.
- Place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Enjoy your buljol pies!
For the buljol, you can adjust all the measurements to your liking. This is a dish that you can have so much fun with. Some prefer more veggies than saltfish and others vice versa so most importantly… have fun!
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