I used to go with Daddy to a place in Half Way Tree in Kingston for patties. He loved them because they were a bit different, stuffed with corn and peas, and they fried their patties instead of baking them. I like mine on the more traditional side, except I stuff mine with a veggie mince (a crumbly ground meat substitute). The sign of a great patty is when you bite into it and the filling almost bursts out of the sides, so don't hesitate to stuff these full! The patty crust is made with coconut milk and curry powder, which gives it that trademark yellow color, but you can use store-bought pie dough or puff pastry instead if you're short on time.
Find my recipe for Canna boosted Spicy Jamaican Patties in my book, Cooking With Herb 75 Recipes for the Marley Natural Lifestyle, Available on Amazon.com