Clam Fritters

Clam Fritters


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


35 m servings 346 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I think this is one of the best darn clam fritter dishes i've ever tried!!!

If you like clams, you'll enjoy these. I felt they needed more spice so I added some. Will make again!

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 fr...

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.

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 h...

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 b...

Very yummy. These are a regular in our house.

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.

A yummy way to eat clams! Didn't have green pepper, but bet it would be tasty. Served with tarter sauce and it was a good meal.