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Conch Fritters

INGREDIENTS:1 tsp. baking powder
1 lb. conch meat, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, seeded, minced
½ Scotch Bonnet pepper, seeded, minced (about 1 Tbsp.)
1 medium onion, minced
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
¼ cup whole milkDIRECTIONS:1. Preheat fryer to 400°F. Combine flour and baking powder. Mix in conch and minced vegetables. Combine eggs, salt, pepper and milk and add to conch and vegetables, stirring to make a thick mixture; cover; refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. To cook, drop chilled fritter dough by tablespoons into hot oil and fry until golden. Drain on papertowels.

3. Serve with lemon mayonnaise and Caribbean hot sauce.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:Calories 54 (19% from fat); Fat 3g (sat .56g);Protein 3g; Carbohydrates 5g; Sodium 91mg;Cholesterol 17mg; Fiber O.3g
SERVINGS:about 36,1-oz. pieces** Serving size will vary depending on the size of the fritters.
From:Lucinda Roenicke, General Manager, Bank of America Tower @ International Place, Miami, FL