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Conch Fritters?

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  • Piso Dec 16, 2006 01:36 PM
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Where the hell can I find these? Looked all over NYC and NJ to no avail. Help me out!

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  1. I love them too but have never even heard of them outside of FL and the bad news there is that Theo Fudpucker's of Ft Pierce is no more.

    1. They sell conch meat in a plastic bucket in Florida, so it's easy to prepare,but I've never seen it sold like that up here. I think it's similar to fresh squngilli, and some chefs on the east end will cook the meat in the shell off the boat and make something similar. Probably not now, though.

      1. I'm from New Jersey and i'm italian and i LOVE conch. i've never had conch fritters or conch of any sort anywhere but my my house. you are probably better off just making them yourself. you can buy scugilli pretty easily at fish market. we get ours from Freeman's Fish Market in Maplewood, NJ.

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        1. re: NiKoLe1625

          You can buy Conch at any fish market in Chinatown..always fresh !

        2. Good news and bad... They have excellent ones at the Oyster House in Oyster Bay, LI. But I suspect that they are closed for the winter.

          1. The best ones I have had other than in the Virgin Islands is from a fish market/fried seafood shack called Brewsters in Hampton Bays, LI (on Montauk Hwy). REALLY REALLY good!!!

            1. These are really easy to make. When you can't get fresh scungilli, use the canned. I live in NJ too and I can find LaMonica canned scungilli at Shoprite all year long.