Clam Fritters With Dilly Pesto Dip
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- Ready In:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tbsp
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons powdered milk
- 1⁄2 cup Crisco shortening
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons icing sugar
- 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can minced clams, drained reserve juice
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- 12 ounces sour cream
- 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon horseradish cream (Kraft Creamy Horseradish Sauce)
- 1⁄2 cup minced stuffed green olives with pimentos
- Mix all dip ingredients in the order listed. Cover and refrigerate in a crockery or metal bowl.
- It is best to refrigerate 4-6 hours. If you can't, cool at least an hour before serving.
- In large mixing bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and powdered milk.
- Add shortening and cut in with pastery cutter or two forks.
- Mix in nutmeg and confectionary sugar. Mix well.
- Add drained claims.
- Measure reserved juice for 2 tblsps.claim juice.
- Add to the mixture.
- Slowly pour and mix warm water to the mixture and mix.
- Dough will be sticky. If it isn't add a little more liquid carefully.
- Sprinkle 2 tblsps flour on surface in a large circle.
- Turn out sticky dough on floured surface.
- Knead until dough is soft and smooth, not sticky. Sprinkle more flour if necessary.
- on the surface when you kneading or a little flour on the dough.
- Form into 2 inch balls. Place on a lightly floured dish. Form the balls all at once.
- Heat oil to 375* in fry pan or if you have a deep fryer heatto 375* for the oil required for that appliance.
- When oil is ready, flatten each ball to 5 to 6 inches and slide the flatten disk into the oil. Fry on one side.
- about 2 minutes, then flip over to cook the other side. It will not take quite as long.
- Drain on paper towels. Keep Warm. Or, reheat when ready to serve.
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This was a great idea and I was excited to make it! These are quite a bit of work to make but it was fun to try something new. Unfortunately, the fritters were too oil and I could only have 1. I love clams and they didn't go very far in this. I gave 3 stars for the excellent instructions, originality and the awesome dip (I skipped the olives)! Thanks! :D
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