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Conch Fritters     HT   HD  Colombian  50mins
Colombian name: Frituras De Caracol

Serves 4     Hot Seafood Vegetables Starter Appetiser  Hors d'ourvre   Colombia  Sth America   South American

225g/8oz Conch or Clam meat, pounded and finely chopped
Large Onion grated
1 small Capsicum (Sweet Pepper), finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp Freshly chopped Coriander (Cilantro)
1 Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
100g/4oz Self Raising Flour
2-3 Eggs
120ml/4fl.oz. Milk
Oil for deep frying


1. Place the conch, onion, capsicum, garlic, coriander and chilli in a bowl, mix well and set aside.

2. Place the flour eggs and milk in another bowl and beat until smooth.

3.  Add the conch mixture to the  batter, stir well, and leave to stand for 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, heat the oil to 190C/375F and preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 4.

5. Carefully drop a few spoonfuls of the conch mixture into the oil and fry for a few minutes until golden brown and crisp.  Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper and keep warm in the oven whilst you cook the remaining fritters a few at a time.  Serve hot.

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