Grammy's Clam Fritters Recipe -
Grammy's Clam Fritters Recipe
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Grammy's Clam Fritters

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"Minced clams are the savory star in these golden brown clam fritters."

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Original recipe makes 24 fritters Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whisk the flour and baking powder together in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat the egg in a separate bowl until smooth. Stir in the minced clams and black pepper to taste. Stir in the flour to form a batter.
  3. Drop the fritters into the hot oil by the heaping tablespoonful. Fry until golden on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate to serve.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 10, 2011

These were delicious...where's the optional sixth star? The recipe says it serves 12 but I doubled the batch and four of us ate every last fritter. Please note: When it says "batter" it's more like a dough. I thought perhaps I'd misread the ingredients when I doubled the recipe. Then I wondered if the clams were supposed to be with their juice (canned). Regardless, I stirred in as much flour as I could and dumped the rest (next time I might use a bit less). My husband's a real clam snob (coming from the razor clam capital of "the world"). I used fresh, diced horse clams which are at the very bottom of the clam-eating world. He raved about the fritters. Who knew!? Hence a sixth star!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2012

no flavor at all. used canned clams. batter seemed afull dry. are you supposed to use the juice from the canned clams?

Sep 22, 2011

Clam *fritters*?! You mean clam *cakes*! ;) That's the real New England name for these tastey babies

Aug 20, 2011

Simple and delicious!

Aug 13, 2012

Obviously canned clams are not for this recipe, had absolutely no flavor. Have no choice where I live. Oh well, just have to wait til I go back to Maine. Great fritter batter though!

Jun 28, 2014

AWFUL !!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

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

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