Conch Fritters

  • 1 pound ground conch
  • 4 ounces onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 ounces celery
  • 4 ounces green pepper
  • 6 ounces ripe tomato
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
  • Dash of thyme
  • 1 cup Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice
  • 2 ounces tomato paste

Grind conch using a food processor. Finely dice onion, garlic, celery, green pepper and tomato. In a large mixing bowl combine conch and vegetables with flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and thyme. Add Nellie & Joe’s Key West Lime Juice, a little at a time, until mixture is slightly stiff. Blend in tomato paste, mixing well. Heat one quart of oil until hot. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into hot oil and cook until fritters are lightly browned. Drain well.