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Clam Fritters

 Clam Fritters
We had clam fritters every time we went to Rhode Island. I looked for a recipe and finally found this one. Now we have them whenever we want.
7 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) minced clams
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Tartar sauce and/or lemon wedges, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper; set
  • aside. Drain clams, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set clams aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg, milk and reserved clam juice; stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Add the clams and onion.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop
  • batter by tablespoonfuls into oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes or until
  • golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Serve
  • fritters with tartar sauce and/or lemon wedges if desired. Yield:
  • 14-16 fritters.