Battered Fried Clams

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 pint shucked clam, rinsed and well drained
  • oil (for deep frying)
  • tartar sauce, for dipping


  1. In a medium sized bowl mix milk, egg yolk, butter, and salt. Sift the flour into the milk mixture stir until smooth. In a small chilled bowl beat the egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. (For best results: refrigerate the bowl, mixer blade and egg white prior to mixing) Fold the beaten egg white into the milk mixture.
  2. In a large saucepan or deep fat fryer heat oil to 375'. Poke each clam with fork. Dip clams into the batter. Fry a few at a time around 1-1/2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon, drain on paper towels or on brown paper bags. Keep warm in a 300' oven while frying the remaining clams.
  3. Serve with tartar sauce.

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