Conch Fritters

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Conch Fritters
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.

8
Servings
459
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
32 fritters

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
42%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Protein
28g
56%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
105µg
12%
Vitamin B12
5µg
78%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.2%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
10mg
49%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
401mg
40%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
175µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
224µg
56%
Folic acid
29µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
221mg
55%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
616mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
277mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.3%
Sodium
539mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.9%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%

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