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Fried Clams recipe

Fried Clams and Chips

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


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  • 2 lb frozen whole clams, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Place the buttermilk into a bowl and add the thawed clams, soak for 1 hour.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to a temperature of 360F.
  • Combine the corn flour, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and add 1/2 to a bowl, reserving the other half.
  • Remove 1/2 the clams from the buttermilk letting excess buttermilk drip off.
  • Add the clams to the corn flour mixture tossing to coat, use a slotted spoon to remove the clams and shake away any excess corn flour.
  • Gently add the clams to the oil and cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Discard the used corn flour mixture and add the remaining clams to the fresh corn flour. Repeat the process.
  • Serve with a side of homemade French fries ( recipe found here)
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-10 minutes
  • Category: Entrees, Seafood, Recipes