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Jamaican Boil hard food

Boiled Hard Food Recipe

How to make boiled hard food
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 2 serving
Calories 240 kcal


  • 3 Green banana Peel
  • 1 Ripe plantain Don't peel, chopped into two pieces
  • ¼ lb Pumpkin Peel
  • ½ lb Yellow yam Peel
  • Salt

Boiled Dumpling

  • 1 Cup Plain flour
  • ¼ Cup Cornmeal (option)
  • tsp Salt (optional)
  • Water


Boiled Dumpling

  • Mix the flour and the other ingredients (if you are using them) together.
  • Gradually pour water and knead the flour mix until you make a firm dough
  • Separate the dough into 4 or 5 pieces and make 4 or 5 round dumpling.

Cook the hard food

  • In a large pot, pour about 4 cups of boiling water and 1 tsp (use less salt if you add salt to the dumpling)
  • Add the dumpling, yam, banana, and pumpkin to the boiling water. Cover and let the pot cook for about 20 minuites.
  • Halfway through add the plantain.


  • Cook the plantain in its skin and add it last to the pot because cooks easily and get very soft.
  • You can also cook the banana in its skin, this will make it easier to peel.


Calories: 240kcal
Keyword boiled food, hard food
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