Mr. E’s Conch Fritters

"Toward the end of my stay I kept asking for his conch fritter recipe. The last Sunday I worked with Mr. Eric, he put a pen and paper on the prep table and said: “write.” As he made the fritters, I wrote everything down. Mr. Eric’s fritters are still on the menu at Noa Noa, the casual-dining restaurant that I started here in Warsaw in 2000." – Scott Woods
By / Photography By D. Lucas Landis | November 23, 2016


Makes about 25–30 fritters
Place all of the ingredients except the flour and oil in a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon to form sticky dough. Spoon out 2- to 3-ounce balls, dredge in flour and place on a baking sheet.
Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer or a sauté pan until hot but not smoking. Drop 4 or 5 fritters at a time into the oil, being careful not to crowd the pan. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, until the fritters are cooked through and the outside is crispy. Serve hot.

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