Bahamian Conch Fritters


  • 4 lbs fresh conch, diced
  • 2 cups celery, diced
  • 3 cups diced red bell pepper
  • 3 cups onion diced
  • 4 habanero peppers, seeded and diced
  • 8 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs fresh thyme
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Place the conch, celery, green pepper, onion and hot peppers into a large bowl.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, tomato paste, thyme and 4 cups water.
  • Mix together well.
  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees in large saucepan, or deep fryer, 1/3 full with oil.
  • Drop fritters by a tbs full into the hot oil, turning occasionally in order to brown all over. Cook in batches for 3-5 minutes. Take care not to over load the pan.
  • Drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
  • Recipe may be halved if desired.

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