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Bahamas Conch Fritters Recipe

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Original recipe makes 8 servings

Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Ready In 35 mins

•    1 quart oil for frying
•    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
•    1 egg
•    1/2 cup milk
•    ground cayenne pepper to taste
•    seasoned salt to taste
•    salt and pepper to taste
•    1 cup chopped conch meat
•    1/2 onion, chopped
•    1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
•    2 stalks celery, 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

1.    Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).

2.    In a bowl, mix the flour, egg, and milk. Season with cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, salt, and pepper. Mix in the conch meat, onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic.

3.    Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

4.    In a bowl, mix the ketchup, lime juice, mayonnaise, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Serve dipping sauce on the side with the fritters.

•    Conch can be replaced with any seafood. We tried last week ‘Calamari Fritters,” following the same recipe but replacing conch with chopped calamari… it turned out awesome! We cannot wait to try it with shrimp or crab meat.

•    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.