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Clam Fritters With Dilly Pesto Dip

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“Do you like Indian Fry Bread? I have taken this idea for this bread to turn it into claim fritters and accompanying dip. This is a great recipe to load a crockpot on warm setting with the fritters and have the cold dip next to it for an appetizer party. This dip can be used with any baked or fried fish. Chilling or Cooling time not included.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dip ingredients in the order listed. Cover and refrigerate in a crockery or metal bowl.
  2. It is best to refrigerate 4-6 hours. If you can't, cool at least an hour before serving.
  3. In large mixing bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and powdered milk.
  4. Add shortening and cut in with pastery cutter or two forks.
  5. Mix in nutmeg and confectionary sugar. Mix well.
  6. Add drained claims.
  7. Measure reserved juice for 2 tblsps.claim juice.
  8. Add to the mixture.
  9. Slowly pour and mix warm water to the mixture and mix.
  10. Dough will be sticky. If it isn't add a little more liquid carefully.
  11. Sprinkle 2 tblsps flour on surface in a large circle.
  12. Turn out sticky dough on floured surface.
  13. Knead until dough is soft and smooth, not sticky. Sprinkle more flour if necessary.
  14. on the surface when you kneading or a little flour on the dough.
  15. Form into 2 inch balls. Place on a lightly floured dish. Form the balls all at once.
  16. Heat oil to 375* in fry pan or if you have a deep fryer heatto 375* for the oil required for that appliance.
  17. When oil is ready, flatten each ball to 5 to 6 inches and slide the flatten disk into the oil. Fry on one side.
  18. about 2 minutes, then flip over to cook the other side. It will not take quite as long.
  19. Drain on paper towels. Keep Warm. Or, reheat when ready to serve.

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