Conch Fritters

Conch Fritters
Macabuca

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound  conch, shelled
  • onion, grated
  • carrot, grated
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • small bunch thyme, stemmed and chopped finely
  • 1/2  Scotch bonnet pepper, chopped finely
  • small bunch mint, stemmed and chopped finely
  • eggs
  • 3/4 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup  breadcrumbs
  • 1 Ounce  baking powder
  •   Salt, to taste
  •   Oil, for frying

Conch fritters are a popular appetizer and snack throughout the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. For maximum island flavor, serve with Pickapeppa sauce or, even better, Scotch bonnet chile pepper sauce, which adds not only heat, but also a pleasant acidity.

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the conch and all of the vegetables. Add the eggs and dry ingredients. Form into roughly 1 ½-inch balls.

Fill a deep pot about 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees. Line a plate with paper towels. Add the conch fritters in batches and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

462 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

23%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 223g 343%
  • Carbs 194g 65%
  • Saturated 23g 115%
  • Fiber 13g 54%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 131g
  • Polyunsaturated 62g
  • Protein 226g 451%
  • Cholesterol 1,000mg 333%
  • Sodium 4,341mg 181%
  • Calcium 3,176mg 318%
  • Magnesium 1,756mg 439%
  • Potassium 2,185mg 62%
  • Iron 29mg 159%
  • Zinc 17mg 111%
  • Phosphorus 4,961mg 709%
  • Vitamin A 846µg 94%
  • Vitamin C 25mg 41%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 160%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 133%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 105%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 66%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,635µg 409%
  • Vitamin B12 37µg 624%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 79mg 396%
  • Vitamin K 156µg 195%
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