conch fritters with lime & dipping sauce, Turks & Caicos national dish

Turks & Caicos National Dish

Conch Fritters

Turks & Caicos National Dish
Follow the recipe below to make the Turks & Caicos National Dish, conch fritters. Let us know how you get on!


  • 1 cup conch about 2 conch steaks, cooked, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk scallion chopped
  • ½ tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon thyme finely chopped, leaves only
  • 2 tablespoons shallots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • oil for frying
  • ½ teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper chopped
  • 1 egg beaten

Now that you have all the necessary ingredients together to make the Turks & Caicos National dish, you can go ahead and follow the simple step by step directions below to make some delicious conch fritters!


  1. In a food processor add cooked conch, parsley, thyme, scallion, shallots, garlic, salt, black pepper and scotch bonnet pepper if using.
  2. Process until all ingredients are well blended.
  3. Place conch mixture into a bowl. In another bowl, beat egg and add milk.
  4. Sift flour with baking powder and add milk and egg mixture.
  5. Stir until well incorporated.
  6. Stir in conch mixture.
  7. Drop batter using a tablespoon into hot oil.
  8. Let fritters brown on all sides.
  9. Remove and place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  10. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce, tartar or cocktail sauce.

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