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Fried Jackfruit recipe in white bowl with peppers on gray background

Haitian Griot Recipe (Fried Jackfruit)

Amazingly delicious Vegan Haitian Griot Recipe that's made with Fried Jackfruit. Fried to a golden perfection.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 1120kcal


  • 1 Lbs. Young Green Jackfruit In brine; 12.02 Oz.)
  • ½ Cup Haitian Epis
  • 1 Tsp. Cumin
  • 2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Paprika
  • 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • Oil For Deep Frying About ½ Quart (or more if needed)

For The Coating

  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

For The Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ Cup Red Bell Peppers Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar


Frying The Haitian Griot / Fried Jackfruit

  • Remove the jackfruit from the can, drain the liquid. Then transfer to a bowl.
    jackfruit in white bowl on cutting board
  • Add the Haitian Seasoning. Mix well.
    seasoning mixed with vegan pork
  • Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine, cover, and marinate for at least 30 minutes. The longer it marinates, the better.
    jackfruit topped with seasoning
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the cornstarch and flour. Set aside.
    Uncover the meat and coat the in the flour mixture on all sides.
    Heat the oil to 400°
    seasoned griyo in flour
  • Using a webspoon, transfer the meat to the oil carefully. Avoid splatter so you do not get burn.
    web spoon with fried jackfruit
  • Deep fried to golden perfection. Remove the vegan pork from the  oil when fully cooked to a paper toweled plate and set aside.
    fried griot on black plate

Optional Sauce For Coating

  • Using medium size bowl, add the peppers, oil, green onions, and vinegar.
    oil dripping on peppers and onions in white plate
  • Mix well. Then pour over the Vegan pork/griot. 
    onion peppers and oil mix
  • Toss to combine. Serve as an appetizer. Enjoy!
    griryo mixing with peppers



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*** It is best to allow the meat to marinate before cooking it to absorb all of the delicious flavors. 
*** Calories are estimated per serving. 


Serving: 6People | Calories: 1120kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 2161mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 86mg