Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 (allow about 12 clams for each person)

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart fresh shucked Chesapeake Bay soft shell clams, drained
  • About 4 cups dry pancake mix, any type
  • Fat or oil, for frying
  • Salt
How to cook Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams:
  • Put pancake mix into a large shallow bowl. Add clams, a few at a time and toss lightly until well coated. Shake off excess breading in wire basket.
  • Fry in deep fat at 375°F (190°C) until golden brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat process until all clams are cooked. Salt lightly.
  • Serve the Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams at once with lemons, cocktail sauce, or by dipping in melted butter.

Note:

The Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams recipe easy to prepare and so good!

Tips:

Equal results may be obtained by frying clams in 1 to 2 inches hot fat or oil in a large frying pan. Keep turning clams until browned.

This recipe for Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams serves/makes: 6 (allow about 12 clams for each person)

The Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Clams recipe is adopted from The Chesapeake Bay Fish & Fowl Cookbook by Joan & Joe Foley.

Main Ingredient: Clams (more Clams recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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