One day while making fried clams I realized I was out of flour. It was to late to go to the store so I improvised and used Aunt Jemima pancake mix. The box kind that is dry. The rest is history. Now, I sometimes use pancake mix when making fried fish as well. The clams came out tender and delicious. Enjoy
Soak clams in evaporated milk. Next take them out and season well with Old Bay seasoning and garlic powder.
in a large plastic freezer bag add 3 cups Aunt Jemimah dry pancake mix. Season the mix with Old Bay and garlic powder. Close top and mix well.
Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet. Working with three or four clams at a time shake them in the pancake mix and gently drop each one into the hot oil. Fry each side until golden. Drain on paper towels and season with a little salt. serve with lemon or lime wedges and cocktail sauce. Enjoy