Recipe Wednesday: an old Clam Fritters recipe from 1920

Recipe Wednesday – Great recipes from the past

From a Pennsylvania 1920 newspaper:

Little Neck clams (Wikipedia)Little Neck clams (Wikipedia)

Clam Fritters

  • 1 pint of clams
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cupful cornstarch
  • ½ cupful of flour
  • ½ teaspoonful of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoonful of pepper

Drain the clams after cleansing them; chop, add the eggs, well beaten, and stir in the cornstarch and seasoning. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls in hot fat. Fritters, like croquettes, should be placed on light brown paper to drain.

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