Gimme Clam Fritters

Gimme Clam Fritters Recipe

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This is a recipe from an area Church cookbook. It is typical of how we make our clam fritters. They are delightful and especially enjoyed more if you went clamming and brought home the clams! They are called 'Gimme' Clam Fritters because they are eagerly awaited for by family and friends who gather together for a summer meal! Many gather around the kitchen while we fry these ( about 3-4 minutes per side usually).


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6-8 depending on size
10 Min
Pan Fry


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  • 1 pt
    shucked clams
  • 11/2 c
    sifted enriched all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 -3/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    juice, drained from clams
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2
    large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced white onion, optional

How to Make Gimme Clam Fritters


  1. Drain clams and reserve 1/2 cup juice.
  2. Coarsely chop clams.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in medium bowl.
  4. Stir in chopped clams, clam juice and eggs. If using optional minced onion now is the time to add.
  5. Heat some oil in a wide skillet so it is hot when you add fritters.
  6. Drop fritter mixture by tablespoons in hot oil. Saute until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Chow down and enjoy!

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About Gimme Clam Fritters

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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