Conch Fritters

Conch Fritters
Staff Writer
Conch Fritters
Macabuca
Conch Fritters

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.

8
Servings
196
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
71mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
186µg
47%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
206mg
64%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
205mg
29%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
133mg
9%
Water
61g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Conch Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Conch Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.