Fried Clam Strips | Dorothy Lane Market

Fried Clam Strips

PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 10 mins
SERVINGS 6
  • POSTED Feb 24th, 2022
  • BY Chef Carrie Walters

Fried clam strips are some of DLM's Chef Carrie's favorites! Growing up, she remembers fond memories of birthday celebrations enjoying the iconic Howard Johnson's fried clam strips followed by ice cream, of course. A longtime staple on this restaurant's menu, you can make fried clam strips at home starting with our gorgeous fresh clam strips. Lightly battered and fried, or air-fried if you prefer, until perfectly golden brown, Chef Carrie's Fried Clam Strips recipe pairs well with a good tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, a splash of malt vinegar, or a squeeze of fresh lemon.

INGREDIENTS

  • Vegetable oil for frying or spray oil for air frying
  • 1 12-oz package Nona Belle's Genuine Golden Fry Fish Breading
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp hot sauce, to taste
  • 2 lbs fresh clam strips

INSTRUCTIONS

1
For Frying: Heat oil in a large, heavy pot (at least 3 inches deep) or deep fryer set to 375ºF. In a shallow bowl, combine golden fry mix with flour. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce (if using). Dip the clams in the milk/egg mixture and then in flour. In small batches, drop the clams into the oil (do not overcrowd). Fry until golden brown and crisp, about one minute. Monitor the heat level and resume frying when oil reaches back to 375ºF per batch. Transfer to paper towels and season with a little salt. Repeat with remaining clams.
2
For Air Frying: Preheat air fryer to 370ºF. In a shallow bowl combine the golden fry mix with the flour. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In another bowl, add the buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce (if using). Dip the clams into the milk/egg mixture and then into the flour. Spray breaded clam strips lightly with oil. Place in air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 7-8 minutes. Remove to paper towels and season with a little salt.

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Mar 4th 2022

Can this be made in an air fryer?

- Steve

Dorothy Lane Market says:

Hello Steve! Thank you for your question. After some delicious recipe testing, Chef Carrie has included air frying instructions above.


Jun 3rd 2023

It's was amazing

- William

Dorothy Lane Market says:

We’re so glad to hear this! Thank you for sharing your experience with this recipe.


Jan 6th

Going to make this. Can't wait.

- Juanita Christie

Dorothy Lane Market says:

Thank you! We'd love to hear what you think!

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