Recipes

Fried Soft Shell Clams

Ingredients

1 quart fresh shucked soft shell clams, drained
2 cups flour
2 cups cornmeal
1 cup evaporated milk
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Oil for deep frying

Directions:

  • Drain the clams and reserve the liquor for another use.
  • Soak the clams in evaporated milk.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper.
  • Add oil to a large saucepan or deep fryer 1/2 full with oil and heat to 375 degrees.
  • Dredge the clams in the flour/cornmeal mixture the add them to a wire mesh strainer and shake off the excess.
  • Add the clams in batches to the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes or until the clams are golden and slightly crispy. Do not over cook.
  • Serve with cocktail sauce and or tartar sauce for dipping.

Servings

50

Prep

20 min

Cook

10 min

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Skill Level

Easy