Fried Chesapeake Bay Soft-Shell Clams

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  • 1 quart soft-shell clams, shucked and drained
  • 2 cups commercial pancake mix
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Cocktail sauce


  1. Combine clams and 2 cups pancake mix in a medium mixing bowl; toss lightly until clams are well coated. Fry in deep hot oil (375°) for 2 minutes or until clams float to the top and are golden brown. Drain clams well on paper towels, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Transfer clams to a warm serving platter; serve immediately with cocktail sauce.
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