Florida Conch Fritters

Florida Conch Fritters

Courtesy of Maggie Mae’s, Florida

Maggie Mae's Conch Fritters

Before going to the beach to search for Conch, it's illegal to harvest in Florida. You will have to import it from the Caribbean!
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups of conch chopped
  • 2/3 cups of onions chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup of green peppers chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup green peppers chopped fine
  • 1/3 carrots chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine dry ingredients
  • Chop onions, green peppers and carrots in a food processor until a fine chop.
  • Whisk egg, buttermilk and tabasco together.
  • Combine wet ingredients, vegetables and dry ingredients. Mix until a thick batter. (Add a tablespoon or so of flour if necessary.)
  • Add conch and fold into thick batter.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Heat fryer oil to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare by dropping a 1 oz scoop or spoonful of batter into deep fryer for 6-7 minutes.


Recipe courtesy of Maggie Mae's on the Bluffs, Belleair Bluffs, Florida
Florida Recipes

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