Crispy Conch Fritters

    35 min

    This is a traditional Bahamian recipe made with conch, a wonderful but hard-to-find Caribbean treat. These fritters are great as an starter, party nibble or as a very tasty canapé to accompany your favourite tropical drink!

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    Serves: 8 

    • Fritters
    • 1L oil for frying
    • 100g plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 120ml milk
    • ground cayenne pepper to taste
    • seasoned salt to taste
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 225g chopped conch meat
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 sticks 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

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 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, onion, pepper, celery and garlic.
    3. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
    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 found in some Caribbean markets. In a pinch, conch can be replaced with any seafood, such as squid.

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    Made this tonight and received praise all round! The batter came out like tempura making this a nice light appetiser. I used a whole medium sized onion instead of celery, and 4 hot lemon peppers, all finely chopped, instead of a bell pepper, which worked very well.  -  01 May 2012


    This came out better than restaurant conch fritters!! I made a couple of changes, I used 1/4 cup corn flour and 1/2 cup all purpose flour, used 2 cups of conch (be sure to chop them up real small, I chopped them up too big), omitted onion and bell pepper. This came out so good. I can't wait to cook them for company.  -  03 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I lived in the US Virgin Islands for 6yrs. I would have to say after eating conch fritters for at least that long, that these are just as good, if not better.  -  04 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)