Grandma's Clam Dip
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 1 can chopped clam
- 1 package cream cheese
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce (optional)
- put all ingredients into blender.
- mix until everything is fully blended (texture of clams is up to you).
- serve with ruffles (my favorite).
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Oh happy day, my childhood is back! As a native of Maine, clam dip was a staple at ANY party/picnic/bbq. Now I live in the Midwest, and even seeing a clam in a supermarket is a rarity. This dip is "wicked good!" My ONLY suggestion is to add a bit of mayonnaise. The cream cheese only version is a bit too dense for my liking. If you are used to a typical "ranch" or "french onion" style dip, I highly suggest adding a tablespoon or two of good ol' mayo. Also, I too was not sure if I was supposed to add the clam juice from the can. I added 2 or 3 tablespoons, and I think this turned out perfect. Note- The clam taste does take a few hours to blend with the cream cheese, just give it time. When in doubt, save the clam juice and add more if need be. The man of the house never tried clam dip before, claims he hates clams, but LOVED this dip. A MUST for anyone! You will definitely be the hero of any potluck gathering! ***** 5 stars!
This versatile dip is excellent with potato chips (as suggested), but is equally delicious as a spread on a cracker or a spread for a bagel. Next time, I'll probably add more clams, worcestershire, and hot sauce, because we love really zingy, zesty flavors, but this is a delicious dip as is, and is perfect for football season parties and even summer potlucks. Excellent recipe, Kirstin!
This is a really tasty dip recipe, but the simplicity of it is what impressed me the most. Super-easy to prepare, and very few ingredients. I too added the fresh garlic, about 3 cloves, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. We snacked on this with some Ruffles, and it was really great, we just couldn't quit munching! Thanks for a real keeper!
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