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Clam Fritters Recipe
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Clam Fritters

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"My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Beat the egg and gradually beat in the flour. Slowly stir in the milk, clams, salt, pepper and onion. If desired, stir in the green pepper. With hands shape mixture into 2 inch diameter patties.
  2. In a medium skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Fry the patties in the hot oil until golden brown. Place cooked fritters on paper towels to soak up any excess oil.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2003

I think this is one of the best darn clam fritter dishes i've ever tried!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2008

I followed the directions exactly and found that 1/2 cup of flour was very short. I doubled the flour and ended up with a mixture that was more like thick pancake batter. The flavor was good but the texture was soft. A crispy texture would have been better. We enjoyed them with salsa and,or tartar sauce. Maybe adding bread crumbs would have been a good idea?!


24 Ratings

Jan 18, 2003

If you like clams, you'll enjoy these. I felt they needed more spice so I added some. Will make again!

Jan 18, 2003

I couldn't find a receipe in my cookbooks and my husband wanted to make clam fritters so I looked on the internet. He made them and they were DELICIOUS! I am passing along the receipe to my friends.

Jul 14, 2008

After reading the reviews I changed the following: Used green onions instead of white, added 1 teaspoon Old Bay and 3 squirts Texas Pete. They were delicious.

Aug 24, 2004

Don't expect these fritters to be like the round fritters you get at a restaurant, they are truly more like pancakes. But they were good, a tad bland, so we ate them with ranch dressing (all I had). I also made a batch with corn instead of clams...a different taste but not bad! Next time I'd like to spice up the clam version a little and possibly make some type of sweeter sauce to dip them in. But overall, very good!

Jul 03, 2007

Very yummy. These are a regular in our house.

Aug 10, 2011

Are the clams in their own juice? If they are, that negates the milk - adding milk makes it a soup. I tried this with some clam juice, a tad more flour, and a half hour in the fridge to absorb.


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  • Calories
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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