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Fried Clams Recipe

Fried Clams Recipe

The clam's crunchy, golden coating will truly melt in your mouth. One bite and you'll understand why these are considered a delicacy! Tim Connolly, Freeport, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal, divided
  • 1/2 cup cake flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 fresh cherrystone clams, shucked
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tartar sauce or seafood cocktail sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine 3/4 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup flour with the water, forming a batter. In another bowl, combine the remaining cornmeal and flour.
  • 2. Dip clams in batter; shake off excess. Coat with cornmeal mixture.
  • 3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry clams, a few at a time, for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt.
  • 4. Serve immediately with sauce if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 127 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Fried Clams

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"I was really excited to try this recipe because I have always loved fried clam strips. Well, this is an awful lot of work with the cleaning and shucking; but even more so I just couldn't get past the idea that I would be eating something that looked so unappetizing. I actually never got to the frying part and I threw the clams away. I realize this sounds ridiculous, but I think this may be one of those dishes that you just need to be raised on."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer