Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 5 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 1/2 oz.) can chopped clams
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsps. minced onion
  • 1 large egg
  • Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Lemon wedges
  • Tartar sauce

Directions

  • Step 1

    DRAIN clams, reserving 1/4 cup juice.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper in medium bowl. Stir in clams and minced onion. Combine clam juice and egg in small bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until well blended.

  • Step 3

    HEAT shortening to 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer. Drop level tablespoons of clam mixture into hot shortening. (Do not use fryer basket.) Fry several fritters at a time for 3 1/2 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

  • Step 4

    SERVE with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

Serving size
(1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories 400
  • Calories from Fat260g
  • Total Fat 29g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 950mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 24g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet