Combine all ingredients except for flour in a large bowl. Mix well. Slowly add flour, mixing to combine well to a thick, heavy batter. Drop ping-pong ball size fritters into hot shortening (350 degrees). Cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Stick fritter with toothpick to be sure middle is done. Serve on a bed of lettuce with cocktail sauce, key lime sauce, honey mustard or lemon wedges.
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Recipe courtesy of Conch Flyer, Key West, FL