Total TimePrep/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.
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Sep 16, 2017
I grew up a 10 minute walk from the Atlantic ocean in Southeastern Connecticut. These weren't bad but they weren't like home at the concession stands on the beaches of CT and RI. The onions, if you'll keep them at all, should be minced because they aren't the 'star of the show,' and the clams should be chopped. Double the pepper, double the clams double the salt and then Yell "welcome to New England" when you eat them. The other big difference is that the fritters back home are MUCH BIGGER and so they have to be cooked longer and the outsides get really nicely darkened browned providing a crunchy contrast to the soft inner. ~homesick now. :(
Mar 31, 2017
Clams would be awesome But Don't stop there. I omitted the clams and used Chopped Asparagus. I added some minced garlic and Parm cheese to the mix. I did not add any extra liquid. I only used the Milk. Light and fluffy and crispy on the outside. Next time I will use Shrimp.Branch out and use other ingredients. I bet Chicken strips would be yummy too *Taste of Home Volunteer Field Editor.
Feb 2, 2017
Overall I thought the taste was good so I gave this recipe 5 stars. However I prefer a little more spice so next I will not make as is but add my own twist by adding either cilantro or maybe some bay seasoning....I did use 2 cans of clams and also will omit the milk and just add more clam juice...green onions and/or green pepper would make this recipe just that much more...lots of different things to add and I will experiment with the basic recipe.
May 22, 2016
Made this recipe and only adjustment made was to add1 tsp. minced garlic and 2 small cans of clams.Absolutely wonderful!
Mar 18, 2015
Just made these and they are so light and fluffy! I did tweak the recipe a bit by adding granulated garlic and dill to the dry mixture and a bit of sour cream to the wet. I also used razor clams. I'm going to make up some more and add some paprika. I suppose you can play with seasoning but the basic recipe is da bomb!!
Feb 20, 2015
Really good. I used green onions instead and added some garlic and onion powder. Made a Sriracha tartar sauce. Hubby gobbled right down!
Sep 2, 2013
kcheyoreo why don't you post your recipe of clam fritters so we can try them??
Aug 27, 2011
We thought these lacked flavor, and I'm sure I followed the recipe exactly. The consistency was good, and they fried up nicely, but they definitely needed to be dipped in tartar sauce.
May 5, 2010
I am so excited to try this recipe! Finally, a fun new way to eat clams!
Feb 17, 2010
These fritters are tasty and easy to make. We won't be waiting for the fair to come to have these babies. They are light and crispy on the outside and chewy good on the inside. I love the onions in this recipe. I did however chop them much, much smaller than diced. Have made them many times now. My husband loves them. See them pictured on my page