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Key West Conch Fritters

Ingredients

1 lb conch meat, pounded and chopped
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup green pepper, minced
1/4 cup red pepper, minced
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp old bay seasoning
1/2 cup beer
oil for deep frying
For the Dipping Sauce:
2 tbs ketchup
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs mayonnaise
1 tbs hot sauce
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • Combine conch with the next 8 ingredients.
  • Add beer and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In a large sauce pan or deep fryer, fill 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Once oil is at temperature, using a large spoon add heaping spoon fulls of the batter to the oil one at a time. Do not over crowd the oil.
  • Fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown, turning¬†occasionally. Drain on paper towels
  • Before adding the second batch allow the oil to come up to temperature.

Servings

6

Prep

2 hr

Cook

6 min

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Skill Level

Easy