Deep Fried Clams

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Deep Fried Clams Recipe. © 2015 James Baigrie/Getty Images, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Ratings (4)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1967 Calories
199g Fat
29g Carbs
21g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fried clams are easy and delicious to make at home with or without a deep fryer. The cracker crumb coating is seasoned with herbs and a touch of chipotle chile pepper for kick. Serve as an or entree.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

Preheat deep fryer to 375 F or heat 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven.

Measure cracker crumbs, poultry seasoning, salt, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and dill weed into a large zip-top bag. Toss to combine. Set aside.

Stir the clams into the beaten eggs. Using a slotted spoon, remove a few clams at a time and place in the bag of herbed cracker crumbs. Shake to coat, remove clams, and place on a platter. Repeat until all clams are coated.

Fry clams in batches, about 30 seconds, until golden brown. Take care not to crowd the clams while frying. Drain on paper towels and serve hot as an appetizer or entree.