Pate Kode



  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 cups of oil

for the filling: Anything of your choice, here is a list of what you can usually find in the Haitian pate kode

  • Aran So (Smoked Herring)
  • Morue ( Cod fish)
  • Hot Dog (Cut in dices or rondelle- slice-)
  • Zeu Bouyi ( Boiled egg- cut in half)
  • Pikiliz
  • Ground beef
  • Or you can mix any two of the above together. Sautéed onions really add to the fillings.


  1. Prepare your filling
  2. Pour your flour and salt  in a large bowl
  3. Gradually pour in your water as you mix with a large spoon.
  4. Then, use your hands to knead the dough. If your mix is too dry, add some more water. If your mix is too sticky, feel free to add a little bit more flour. Only you can tell how consistent your dough is. So if  you feel that you must keep going back and forth with your water and flour, do so!
  5. Sprinkle some flour on your counter. Use a rolling pin to roll out your dough. Make sure that it is not too flat and definitely not too thick.
  6. Use a knife and cut out about 2″x 4″ pieces. Quite frankly it could be of the size of your choice. However, in Haiti we like to make them a bit big, that way you have enough room for a lot of filling.
  7. Using a fork, put some filling on one half of your cut out pieces then, fold the other half over your filling. Use the end of your fork to seal in your filling by pressing on the ends of the dough.
  8. In a deep frying pan, heat your oil. Deep fry your patties. This shouldn’t take long since your filling is already cooked. One way to know that your patties are ready is if your dough has browned.


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