Conch Fritters

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This recipe for conch fritters with a delicious dipping sauce is a traditional Bahamian recipe. Conch is a wonderful shellfish that is delicious but so hard to find outside of the Bahamas. These fritters are great as an appetizer, finger food, or as a very tasty hors d'oeuvre to accompany your favorite tropical drink!

close up view of fried Conch Fritters and sauce in a bowl, on a plate
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

Fritters:

  • 1 quart oil for frying

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • ground cayenne pepper to taste

  • seasoned salt to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup chopped conch meat

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Dipping Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Make the fritters: Mix flour, milk, and egg in a large bowl until smooth. Season with cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, salt, and pepper. Mix in conch meat, celery, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.

  3. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons into hot oil in batches; fry until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Make the dipping sauce: Mix ketchup, lime juice, mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Serve dipping sauce on the side with fritters.

Tips

Conch can be replaced with any seafood. We followed the same recipe but replaced conch with chopped calamari. It turned out awesome! We cannot wait to try it with shrimp or crab meat.

Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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