Belizean Conch Fritters

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Belizean Conch Fritters

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Conch Fritters are quite popular among the Caribbean islands, especially in Belize. Follow Gwelda’s recipe below to experience mouth-watering Belizean Conch Fritters.

Cuisine: Belizean

Course: Dinner

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 pounds (4-5 pieces) of conch – use product of Belize brand
  • 1 sweet pepper (medium size)
  • 1 onion (medium size)
  • 1 1/4 cup of unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 5 leaves of herb (colantro, cilantro, basil, etc…)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/4 of Habanero chili pepper (optional)

TOOLS:

  • blender
  • two mixing bowls
  • large mixing spoon
  • pot spoon
  • large cast iron skillet

PREPARATION & METHOD:

  1. Clean Conch and cut into 1″ pieces
  2. Clean deseed and chop Sweet Pepper into small pieces
  3. Peel, clean and cut onion into 8 pieces
  4. Chop celery into 4 pieces
  5. Chop up herb
  6. Place all of the above in a mixing bowl. Spoon 1/3 of the ingredients into a Blender followed by 1/3 cup of water and blend on ‘chop’ for 6-10 seconds. Pour into a new mixing bowl and continue process until all the ingredients has been blended
  7. Stir in flour
  8. Add salt & pepper (mixture consistency should be like a cake batter; if you need more water just add a small amount
  9. Pour oil in frying pan and heat the oil in frying pan (medium heat): make sure oil is sizzling to get the desired results (if you like, you can begin to heat oil around step 6)
  10. Spoon 1 pot spoon size of mixture into frying pan (cook 4 -5 at a time); turn over only when ends are golden brown and the fritter is somewhat cooked; continue cooking on the other side until entire fritter is golden-dark brown
  11. Drain on a paper towel placed on a large serving plate
  12. Repeat cooking process until entire batter is finished

Serve on a bed of garnish and enjoy!

Click here to view the Conched Out in Brooklyn Webisode where Gwelda schools me on how to make amazing Conch Fritters.

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