Jean Allsopp
Makes about 2 dozen

Serve these pan-fried, battered clam cakes with malt vinegar or hot sauce.  Use the reserved clam juice and beer in the tasty batter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Drain clams, reserving 1/2 cup clam juice. Whisk together 1/2 cup clam juice, eggs, and butter in a small bowl. Stir in beer.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk in egg mixture. Stir in clams.

Step 3

Heat 2 inches vegetable oil in a Dutch oven to 360°. Scoop heaping tablespoons of fritter batter and slide them into the hot oil. (Dip the spoon or small scoop into the oil first to prevent the batter from sticking to the spoon.) Cook 3 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with malt vinegar and hot sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

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May 14, 2013

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July 09, 2012


August 25, 2010
I don't eat clams but I made this for a Xmas Eve family get together and everyone loved them.