Conch Fritters

Conch Fritters
Staff Writer
Conch Fritters

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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.

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

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
3g
4%
Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
297mg
30%
Choline, total
69mg
16%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
158µg
40%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
211mg
66%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
285mg
41%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
603mg
40%
Water
67g
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.