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The Patty Store

The classic Jamaican Patty 
 One day when I was in high school hunting down something to eat after a haircut. I went into this Jamaican bodega and smelt something delectable. I quickly learned to identify the smell of freshly baked Jamaican patties—chicken, beef, vegetable, and in some take out joints even more varieties. If you’ve never had a patty I can only say you poor deprived person. Patties are spicy meat or vegetable filled delights with in both a crispy and flaky golden crust.  The store in Ossining sold them piping hot—in fact many such stores have a warning sign posted near the class display that reads, “Caution hot patties fresh out the oven.” What's your favorite mom and pop store food memory?

Jamaican Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Jamaica

The Mom and Pop Store Series: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Stores

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