• 3 dozen steamer clams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1 cup fine cracker crumbs
  • butter


Wash clams and steam them in boiling water until the shells open. Remove them from the shell, rinse, drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle the clams with salt and cayenne pepper. Beat together the egg yolks and cream. Dip clams in the egg mixture, then roll in cracker crumbs, coating well.

Heat butter in a skillet. Fry the clams until lightly browned on both sides, adding more butter from time to time as needed. Serve hot. Serves 6

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Best Recipes/ Cook Book Guild
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Fried Clams