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Fried Razor Clams

Fried Razor Clams


"A simple recipe for fried razor clams, a western Washington treat. Sometimes I fry the bodies, reserving the tougher necks for chowder. Dip in cocktail sauce. The spicier the better for me!"
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25 m servings 215 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 405 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix crushed crackers with black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Place eggs in a separate bowl. Dip clams into eggs, then into cracker mixture to evenly coat.
  3. Fry clams in the hot oil until golden brown. Do not over cook.

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  1. 21 Ratings

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Absolutely the best fried clams I've ever had. I didn't have any crackers, so I substituted with Panko and flour: I had the eggs in one bowl, Panko in another bowl, and then the flour mixed with...

Most helpful critical review

I love clams, but I found these guys to be a little chewy, and the recipe could've done without the crackers. Not sure I will make these again, or else use a different recipe.

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Absolutely the best fried clams I've ever had. I didn't have any crackers, so I substituted with Panko and flour: I had the eggs in one bowl, Panko in another bowl, and then the flour mixed with...

Preparing and cooking razor clams is a learned gift, if you dont know how they will be very poor in taste and quality. Follow this reciepe and try them you wont be disapointed. To learn how to p...

I love this recipe!! I grew up digging these little suckers, and eating them just like this. If you want to cook razor clams this is the only way beside clam chowder or fritters.

We tried this recipe last night and thought it was great right down to the spicy cocktail sauce, We also used some sweet and sour sauce and lightly salted the clams right when they came out of ...

This recipe is the real deal if you are a razor clam fan. We dig up Razor Clams down on Long Beach Washington. This is the recipe we use to fry up the day's catch when we get back to the condo. ...

Lacking saltines, I followed ladybug's recommendation and dipped the clams in flour, then egg wash, then panko mixed with seasonings. At medium-high, they only take a few minutes per side. Yum.

Absolutely wonderful. We fried these clams for a holiday dinner appetizer, and everyone enjoyed them. Will definitely use this recipe again.

Just fried some up, great meal. Followed Ladybug's suggestions and they were spot on! I fried 90 seconds per side, remember they are still cooking once out of the oil. Enjoy!

I made this and thought it was excellent. We dug our own razor clams on a beach in Alaska and cleaned them ourselves. What a chore, but you have to do it right, or the slightest bit of clam gu...

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