Conch Fritters is an appetizer that I don’t make often, but will if the opportunity arises. Conch is a shellfish that can be bought frozen at many seafood markets in the states. If you are traveling to Caribbean Islands such as Haiti, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos don’t forget to have a taste of those fritters. There are many other places where you can enjoy a dish of Conch Fritters but Bahamas and Turks and Caicos are famous for their Fresh Conch. Although each place has their own recipe but the main ingredient is still Conch.
A fritter is a fritter in my book. When other ingredients such as seafood or meat is added, why can’t the cook remember to add enough so you don’t have to taste flour and spices only. I dislike eating “flour only” fritters. I bet many of you will agree with me. You build the excitement and it is soon extinguish with one bite of pure flour.
Conch Fritters takes a long time to make if you are using frozen conch. For those of us who do not have the luxury to buy fresh Conch we are only left with the frozen kind. This wonderful shellfish is delicious but when frozen, the meat hardens. Conch is the second best known edible snail and escargot is the first. If you are able to taste both, they are sure delightful.
This is my recipe for Conch Fritters. Enjoy it with your favorite dipping sauce. A hot dipping sauce is always good. Just a thought. Enjoy!