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  • Servings: 12 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes


The crunchy, golden coating on these clams will melt in your mouth. One bite and you'll know why these are considered a delicacy where we live!


  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal, divided
  • 1/2 cup cake flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 12 fresh cherrystone clams, shucked
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tartar sauce or seafood cocktail sauce, optional


  • In a shallow bowl, combine 3/4 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup flour with the water, forming a batter. In another bowl, combine the remaining cornmeal and flour.
  • Dip clams in batter; shake off excess. Coat with cornmeal mixture.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry clams, a few at a time, for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt.
  • Serve immediately with sauce if desired.

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