Caribbean Conch Fritters With Island ' Hot' Sauce

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Have been searching for the right recipe for a long time and when we made these they were out of this world. I found it on and what a find it is! We did not make the Island Hot Sauce - be careful this is really hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saute pan, add canola oil and heat.
  2. Add the conch, onion and garlic; saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Make the batter by combining the eggs, milk, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the flour, 1/4 at a time, beating and incorporating until all is used and the batter is smooth.
  6. Season with Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Stir in the parsley and the cooled conch mixture.
  8. Heat the oil to 360°F.
  9. Drop by the batter, a heaping tablespoon at a time, into the oil.
  10. When the fritters pop to the surface, roll them around in the oil to brown them evenly.
  11. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  12. Essence:.
  13. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in air tight jar or container.(Yield 2/3 cup).
  14. Season immediately with the Essence.
  15. Island Hot Sauce:.
  16. Sweat onion, carrots and peppers till soft, about 5 minutes.
  17. Cover with water and vinegar.
  18. Simmer till carrots are very tender.
  19. Puree in blender and season to taste, with vinegar and salt.
  20. Thin, as necessary, with a bit more water.
  21. Serve with fritters and enjoy!


Most Helpful

These were great! We used 1/2 lb of conch because we like ours to not be too "doughey". The essense was nice to spice things up. We didn't make the Island Hot Sauce though... instead used Frank's red hot sauce for dipping (YUM!) and then I made a little dip of: 2 tbspn orange marmalade and 1 tbspn apricot jam, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and salt to taste. Thanks for a great recipe!

Dans La Lune October 07, 2007

i cannot rate this for i have not tried this particular recipe. we cannot get conch where i live. however, many years ago i had the privelege of vacationing in the british virgin islands on the island of tortola and we had conch fritters at one of the restaurants..they are if u can get conch in your area..give these babies a try!!

iNEEDaCOFFEEbreak November 01, 2005

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