Conch Fritters is another Belizean delicacy that remains popular among locals and visitors to our shores. The Caribbean Queen conch remains a most sought after shellfish in Belize. And if you ever wondered how these fritters are made, we got you covered. Simply follow these instructions and delight your family with this popular finger food.
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups clean conch
½ cup evaporated milk or coconut cream or beer
Half cup grated onion
2 tbsp. grated hot green pepper
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup flour
3/4 -1 tsp. salt
Olive/Vegetable or Shortening for frying
*Clean conchs by peeling off dark outer skin. Rinse thoroughly in limewater or vinegar. Grind.
*Combine clean conchs, onion, pepper and milk and mix well.
*Sift dry ingredients together and add to conch mixture, beating until smooth.
*Use a dessert spoon to drop batter into very hot fat; fry until evenly brown.
*Drain on paper towels and Serve while hot
(TIP: As dipping sauce you can use Hot Mama’s Belize Sweet Pepper Sauce or Ranch Dressing)