Linda's New England Fried Clams

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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to its lowest setting.
  • Line a lg. cookie sheet with double thickness of paper towels, and place it in the oven.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a deep fryer, or a lg. heavy saucepan, to a depth of about 3".
  • Heat oil to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs until well blended, then stir in the milk and salt.
  • Spread the flour on a lg. strip of wax paper.
  • Drop the clams into the egg-milk mixture, and let them soak for 1 minute.
  • Pick up a handful of the soaked clams, and roll them in the flour until well coated. Shake off any excess flour before dropping in the oil.
  • Immediately drop the floured clams into the hot oil, and deep-fry for 1-2 mins., until golden brown.
  • As they brown, transfer them to the towel-lined pan, and keep them warm in the oven, while the rest are cooking.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, tarter sauce, and ketchup.
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