These patties bring back so many wonderful memories of when I live in Haiti. I remember buying these from the marchand on my way to school in the mornings. I always loved the ones stuffed with eggs and hotdogs, but when the mood struck I would buy one with smoked herring. So when my husband’s family came to visit from South Africa, I decided to introduce them to Pate Kode and the patties were a hit!


  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 5 hot dogs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 3 hardboiled eggs
  • 1 large onion
  • Maggi or Adobo for seasoNing
  • Water
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • Thyme
  • 1/2 a lime
  • Oil for frying

In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, beaten egg, salt and water to form a ball. Knead the dough until it is smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.DSCN4071 DSCN4072 DSCN4075Roughly chop the hotdogs, eggs, and onion. Combine in a bowl with Maggi/adobo, thyme, parsley and the Juice of lime. Most of the flavor of the pate will come from the filling.

DSCN4100 Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out into an even thickness. Using a round cutter (or any round shape capable of cutting through the dough) cut the dough, then stuff with the hotdog and egg mixture. Fold dough over, using a fork press down on the edges to seal (or you can get creative and seal how you like).DSCN4101In a deep pot or skillet, heat the oil until it’s hot enough to fry but not scorching. Drop the patties and fry until golden brown.

DSCN4105 DSCN4106Serve alone or with Pikliz.