Conch Fritters: Bahamian Style Recipe

This postcard from the Bahamas came with a traditional Bahamian recipe that is made with conch, the wonderful shellfish that is delicious but not so easy to find outside of the Bahamas:

2 Hot petters
1 1/2 Cups Flour
3 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 Level tsp. Sale
3 tbs. Tomato Paste
4 Conch (skinned)
1 Sweet Pepper
2 Onions
2 Stalks Celery
2 1/2 – 3 Cups Water
Cooking Oil

Grind conch, onions, celery and peppers. Add to flower, baking powder, salt, tomato paste and water. Mix together. Drop teaspoonful of mixture into hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

I’d love to try it one day! 🙂

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean and is located north of Cuba. The Bahamas is the site of Columbus’ first landfall in the New World in 1492. In terms of gross domestic product per capita, the Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada), with an economy based on tourism and finance.

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