My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the egg and gradually beat in the flour. Slowly stir in the milk, clams, salt, pepper and onion. If desired, stir in the green pepper. With hands shape mixture into 2 inch diameter patties.

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  • In a medium skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Fry the patties in the hot oil until golden brown. Place cooked fritters on paper towels to soak up any excess oil.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; 6 g protein; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 53.4 mg cholesterol; 183.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
I think this is one of the best darn clam fritter dishes i've ever tried!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2008
I followed the directions exactly and found that 1/2 cup of flour was very short. I doubled the flour and ended up with a mixture that was more like thick pancake batter. The flavor was good but the texture was soft. A crispy texture would have been better. We enjoyed them with salsa and or tartar sauce. Maybe adding bread crumbs would have been a good idea?! Read More
(12)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
I think this is one of the best darn clam fritter dishes i've ever tried!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
If you like clams you'll enjoy these. I felt they needed more spice so I added some. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
I couldn't find a receipe in my cookbooks and my husband wanted to make clam fritters so I looked on the internet. He made them and they were DELICIOUS! I am passing along the receipe to my friends. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
After reading the reviews I changed the following: Used green onions instead of white added 1 teaspoon Old Bay and 3 squirts Texas Pete. They were delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2004
Don't expect these fritters to be like the round fritters you get at a restaurant they are truly more like pancakes. But they were good a tad bland so we ate them with ranch dressing (all I had). I also made a batch with corn instead of clams...a different taste but not bad! Next time I'd like to spice up the clam version a little and possibly make some type of sweeter sauce to dip them in. But overall very good! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2008
I followed the directions exactly and found that 1/2 cup of flour was very short. I doubled the flour and ended up with a mixture that was more like thick pancake batter. The flavor was good but the texture was soft. A crispy texture would have been better. We enjoyed them with salsa and or tartar sauce. Maybe adding bread crumbs would have been a good idea?! Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
These fritters disappeared so fast. After reading the reviews I decided to add a tsp of baking powder to the batter. The fritters did puff up nice with a golden outside and a puffy pillow inside. I did forgo the green peppers. Using two spoons to drop the batter into the grease worked well for me. Salted them generously with Kosher salt as soon as they came out of the fryer. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2007
Very yummy. These are a regular in our house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2011
Are the clams in their own juice? If they are that negates the milk - adding milk makes it a soup. I tried this with some clam juice a tad more flour and a half hour in the fridge to absorb. Read More
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