I stopped by Albert's Real Jamaican Food (542 St. Clair W @ Vaughan) this month and picked up a box of frozen cooked Michidean Jamaican patties. I've always considered the Michidean brand to be a premium Jamaican patty, right up there with Randy's.
I wanted to recreate the magic at home - a tall task considering all the variables in play.
I followed the oven instructions to the tee - 350 degrees in the oven for 5 minutes... But the patty was still super COLD... and FROZEN, especially on the bottom. Drats -so much for quick and easy.
I also tried the microwave technique - 40 seconds. We all know what happened there - soggy and chewy.
Why do these instructions lie to you???
The best attribute of a Michidean's patty - the crust: so flaky and buttery! Something I wasn't nearly achieving at home. The method that most closely aligned with my expectations: microwave for a minute and then toast it.
Shown in the picture, I've actually added mozzarella cheese inside - The Custom... I know, not very Jamaican!