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!
Conch can be found in some Caribbean markets. In a pinch, conch can be replaced with any seafood, such as squid.
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)