Conch Fritters

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Ingredients

2 cups diced conch meat (see how to prepare below)

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1 egg

½ cup milk

¼ cup diced onion

½ cup diced green bell pepper

½ cup diced red bell pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Peanut oil for frying

Lime, quartered

Cocktail sauce

Directions

If you have purchased whole conch, place it on a cutting board and using the rough side of a meat mallet, pound the conch to about 1/4″ thickness.  Then use a very sharp chef’s knife to dice the conch meat into 1/4″ pieces.   Transfer the chopped conch to a large mixing bowl.

In a large pot or deep fryer, heat oil to 365°F. Mix the flour, baking powder, egg, and milk in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix in the chopped conch meat, onion, green and red bell pepper, and garlic until well blended. Drop rounded tablespoons of the mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with a wedge of lime and cocktail sauce on the side.

 

2 responses »

  1. Hello Marcia, what an amazing site! I was so happy to come across it. Your husband was the best friend I ever had and I now have a chance to be in touch with him again. If you would please share his or your email I have a message ready to go out to you. THANKS SO MUCH!

    • Hi, Craig! I’ve heard a lot about you and what it was like growing up in Huntington. So glad we connected. Have emailed you Craig’s email address. Joe you enjoy our stories in my blog. Marcia

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