Haitian Pate Kode Recipe

Pate Kode is a Haitian street pastry that’s easy to make and tastes so delicious it is impossible to stop eating. These homemade patties are very versatile and an unusual side dish. Onions, garlic, and parsley complement the natural flavor of the fillings.

Besides, Haitian Pate Kode is the ultimate inexpensive comfort food. While you can find them in many street vendors in Haiti, you can easily make them at home with ingredients you already have.

Today we’ll share a simple yet complex Haitian Pate Kode recipe that will become your go-to recipe for any occasion.

How to Make Haitian Pate Kode Recipe

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the Haitian Pate Kode. The delicious crust complements any filling, from hot dogs and eggs to chicken and cabbage. You can put whatever you want in them.

A huge plus is that you can make a healthier Haitian Pate Kode if you follow a plant-based diet: you can easily substitute meat for plant-based hotdogs.

However, we’ll share the most popular filling, which you can adjust to amplify the flavors.

Ingredients:

(4 servings)

For the dough:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons cold water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chicken Bouillon base

For the filling:

  • 1 hotdog
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp Haitian Epis
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ⅛ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ hot pepper
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions:

In this Haitian Pate Kode recipe, we’ll cover both the dough and the filling. But don’t be intimidated, as working with the dough is simpler than you think.

Moreover, we’ve gone through this recipe numerous times, so the dough is fool-proof if you follow the instructions carefully. You will end up with 8 dough balls which you’ll then roll with a rolling pin and set aside on parchment paper.

The rest of the instructions are pretty straightforward. But we’ll cover them step by step, so you don’t have any worries along the process.

Step 1:

Add water and the chicken Bouillon base to a small bowl and mix until the base dissolves in water. Sift the flour into a medium bowl and add salt with baking powder. Mix well to combine.

Step 2:

Add the water mixture to the flour with a spoon and mix until the dough forms. Then, using your hands, begin kneading the dough until it’s not sticky. Then, transfer the dough onto the countertop and continue kneading.

Once you shape the dough into a log form, cut it in half and continue the process until you have 8 pieces.

Roll each ball out with a rolling pin. Separate them with parchment paper and set them aside until you’re ready to form the patties.

Step 3:

Add oil and Haitian Epis to a small skillet and heat on low to medium heat. Then, add diced hotdogs and sauté for about a minute. After, add hot pepper and onions and continue sautéing for another 2 minutes.

Step 4:

Add dry seasoning, mix, turn the heat off and mix in a diced hard-boiled egg. Pour the filling into a large bowl and set it aside.

Step 5:

Add about 1 tablespoon of the hotdog-egg filling to half the rolled-out flour disc. Fold another half on top to cover the filling. Press the edges with the fork to seal the Pate Kode.

Step 6:

Add 1-1 ½ cup of oil to a frying pan on medium-high heat; once the oil is heated, place the patties in a pan and fry on each side until they are golden brown. Line the plate with a paper towel and place the Haitian Pate Kode to drain the excess oil.

Serve with your favorite sauce immediately once the oil has drained.

Ingredient Substitution

As we’ve told you before, the Haitian Pate Kode recipe is very customizable, so there is no limit to the number of ingredients you can experiment with. Once you make the dough, you can choose any filling.

All-beef hot dogs

While all-beef hot dogs are not the healthiest alternative, they are still more nutritious than a classic hotdog, with just beef and spices. Some are free of nitrates and have only 6 grams of fat and 70 calories.

Besides, there are organic versions. Just go through the selection until you find the hot dogs that fit all your cravings.

Basil oil

Haitian Epis is a blend of garlic, pepper, and herbs, essential to Haitian cuisine because of the flavor pack it provides. It is also widely known as pesto sauce, and there is no better replacement for it than basil oil.

Basil oil consists of olive oil infused with a bright mint note of fresh basil and licorice. You can find it in any store or make it yourself by chopping the basil leaves and letting them sit in the olive oil. It will help them oxidize quickly.

What to Serve with Haitian Pate Kode Recipe

Haitian Pate Kode is a delicious crowd pleaser since it works well as an appetizer, snack, or an outstanding side. You can serve it with plenty of sides, whatever you feel like, on any occasion.

Potato salad

Potatoes are the best side dish ever made. They are filling and always delicious, regardless of what you decide to complement them with.

However, if you want to complement the crunchy texture of the Haitian Pate Kode, you have to try the creamy potato salad.

The potatoes are boiled, tossed with chopped veggies, and coated with mayo for a rich taste and a perfect crunch. The overall combination of soft and crunchy textures will be a delight.

Seasoned rice

Seasoned rice is a dish mixed with different spices and other ingredients, depending on the recipe. This rice goes perfectly with the Pate Kode since they complement each other in texture and color.

It might not be ideal for casual meals, though. However, you’ll be good if you know your way around the kitchen.

How to Reheat Haitian Pate Kode

Haitian Pate Kode is best served hot. However, it is also super delicious when served at room temperature. That’s why there is no point in reheating these fried Haitian patties since the longer they sit, the soggier they get, depending on the filling.

How to Store Haitian Pate Kode

There is no complexity in storing Haitian Pate Kode; however, we recommend eating them as soon as they’re cooked to enjoy them at their best.

Store Haitian Pate Kode Recipe in the Fridge

These patties can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just place them in an airtight container layering them with a paper towel if you keep a lot of them.

Store Haitian Pate Kode Recipe in the Freezer

Store these patties uncooked for making Pate Kode a few weeks or months ahead and enjoy whenever you feel like it. Arrange them on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until frozen. Then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container and keep them for up to 3 months.

haitian pate kode recipe

Haitian Pate Kode Recipe

Behold—the famous Haitian Pate Kode that will taste just the same or even better than if from Haitian restaurants or street vendors. This recipe features one of the most famous fillings, along with the delicious and super-easy-to-make dough. Simple to make and hard to forget!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Haitian
Servings 4
Calories 550 kcal
Equipment
  • Skillet
  • bowl
  • Plate
Ingredients
  
For the dough:
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chicken Bouillon base
For the filling:
  • 1 hotdog
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp Haitian Epis
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp dried thyme
  • ½ hot pepper
  • tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of black pepper
Instructions
 
  • Add water and the chicken Bouillon base to a small bowl and mix until the base dissolves in water.
    Sift the flour into a medium bowl and add salt with baking powder. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the water mixture to the flour with a spoon and mix until the dough forms. Then, using your hands, begin kneading the dough until it’s not sticky.
    Transfer the dough onto the countertop and continue kneading. Once you shape the dough into a log form, cut it in half and continue the process until you have 8 pieces.
    Roll each ball out with a rolling pin. Separate them with parchment paper and set them aside until you’re ready to form the patties.
  • Add oil and Haitian Epis to a small skillet and heat on low to medium heat. Then, add diced hotdogs and sauté for about a minute.
    After, add hot pepper and onions and continue sautéing for another 2 minutes.
  • Add dry seasoning, mix, then turn the heat off and mix in a diced hard-boiled egg. Pour the filling into a large bowl and set it aside.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of the hotdog-egg filling to half of the rolled-out flour disc. Fold another half on top to cover the filling. Press the edges with the fork to seal the Pate Kode.
  • Add about 1-1 ½ cup of oil to a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is heated place the patties in a pan and fry on each side until they are golden brown.
    Line the plate with a paper towel and place the Haitian Pate Kode to drain the excess oil. Serve with your favorite sauce immediately once the oil has drained.
Nutrition
Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 14gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 654mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 261IUVitamin C: 206mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 4mg
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