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Clam Fritters

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  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 oz can of whole baby clams, drained
  • 1/3 cup finely minced onion (I used a food processor and processed until they were in small pieces but not pureed)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Vegetable oil – for frying
    Other items needed:
  • Deep frying or candy thermometer
  • Cookie sheet with a couple layers of paper towels laid out.
  • A metal cooling rack placed on top of the cookie sheet.


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Everything should be well mixed.
  2. Mix in the milk and eggs using a whisk.
  3. Add in green onions and baby clams. Gently mix.
  4. Heat oil in a large high sided frying pan. Oil should be about 1″ deep.
  5. Attach a candy/deep fryer thermometer to the side of the pan.
  6. Once the temperature reaches 375°F drop spoonfuls (about 1 1/2 tbsps worth) of batter into the oil. Cook for about 3 minutes and then flip them over and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oil and place on the metal cooling rack to drain any excess vegetable oil.
  8. Try not to overcrowd the pan while they are cooking. You can do these in several batches.
  9. Serve right away and enjoy!
  10. These taste awesome with my homemade tartar sauce. 🙂


Make sure you keep an eye on the temperature on your thermometer. Keep adjusting the level of heat on the burner to try and keep the temperature at 375°F as much as possible for the best results.