Conch Fritters Recipe

  Caribbean Seafood

12 conchs (about 2 lb) meat extracted, cleaned and ground in a food grinder
3 eggs,separated, and the whites stiffly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 large tomato, peeled seeded and chopped
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp.salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 cup fine cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp. cream (optional)

Combine the conch meat,egg yolks,onion,tomato,parsley,garlic,salt and pepper,and crumbs. Blend thoroughly. If the mixture is too stiff to drop from a spoon,blend in the cream. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. Heat a well oiled iron skillet or griddle to sizzling. Drop the mixture by tablespoons onto the hot pan. Cook until browned on one side-about two minutes-then brown the other side.
Serves 4 to 6
Nice with lime juice, tartar sauce or lemon butter.

Conch Fritters

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