River City Grille's Clam Fritters

For Christmas Eve at River City Grille we do a salute to our Italian heritage with a feast of 7 fishes. One of the favorite appetizers which is actually on our current dinner menu is Clam Fritters.
Ingredients:
    2 eggs
    1 cup chopped clams
    .5 cup clam juice
    .5 cup milk
    1.5 cups all purpose flour
    .5 cup minced Spanish onion
    3 tblspn baking powder
    2 tblspn paprika
    .25 tspn chile powder
    .25 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
    Salt & pepper

Chef/Owner Bobby Manzi, River City Grille
Preparation:
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl and add clam juice and milk. Whisk.
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a separate bowl. Add paprika and chile powder.
  • Add chopped clams to flour mixture.
  • Add egg mixture to clam mixture. Add onions, parsley salt & pepper.
  • Mix gently just to combine. Do not overmix. Batter should not be too thick.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, drop scoops into 350 degree oil.
  • Fry until golden brown and cooked in center.
  • Serve with cocktail sauce.


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