Caribbean Conch Fritters

14 01 2011

It is about this time I know my Northern Brethren suffer the Chills and Icicles of outrageous winters. It leads to funk and blues. The proper prescription for SAD (Yes, it really is called SAD-Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a trip to some sunny spot. But since even the airports shut down these days here’s a prescrition to bring some Carribean sunshine into your corner of the world. A side of Marley and “Ja be doin jus fine Mon!”

Caribbean Conch Fritters

  • ~ 2 pounds Conch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ cup onion
  • ¼ sweet pepper
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • 3 Tbs fresh chopped cilantro

Combine all the ingredients and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to an hour. Heat the oil to 360 degrees. Using a small scoop, drop in small batches in the oil, turning as needed to assure they cook uniformly. Remove in 3-5 minutes when lightly browned. Cool, season and serve with dipping sauce (recipe follows).

Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 3 Tbs fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs fresh sweet pepper
  • 2 Tbs chopped shallot
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper

Combine all the ingredients, refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Drop heavy tablespoon of batter into 360 degree oil. Turn so all sides cook GB&D. Remove, season grab your tropical umbrella drink and shake off those winter  doldrums.

Notice chunks o' conch




6 responses

14 01 2011

oh wow tasty treats i bet your loving FL now 🙂

15 01 2011

My goodness – how exotic… I have NEVER seen conch available in SA, but be sure that if I ever do these will be made, winter or summer.

15 01 2011

I have only had conch in Florida; need to see if it is available here but that dish is worth searching a bit for the raw materials.

16 01 2011

@TOB: I bet you could make it with other types of mollusks like clams, etc….
@Koek: We’ll have some when you come visit!
@Steve: Thanks!

15 01 2011
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1 02 2011

me and conch have a sordid past – it all goes back to that campground on the florida keys…..I wont even bother to fill in the blanks

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