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  • Conch meat is very popular in the Caribbean Islands as well as in Belize where it is usually made as a stew or soup and served with white rice or as an appetizer in the form of fritters.

    In this post we will share with you how to make Belizean Conch Fritters.

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cooking Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 35 minutes

    Serving Size: 6-8 people

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 1/2 pounds of Belizean conch
    • 1 sweet pepper (medium size)
    • 1 onion (medium size)
    • 1 1/4 cup of flour
    • 1 1/2 cup of water
    • 5 leaves of herb (culantro, cilantro, basil, etc…)
    • 1 celery stalk
    • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
    • 1/4 of Habanero chili pepper (optional)

    Utensils:

    • 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

    This appetizer can be eaten with dipping sauce or alone. Enjoy!

    See also: How to make Belizean Salbutes

     

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