Golden Fried Baby Clams

Continuing with my deep fry trend, here are some really delicious little bites – Quick and easy!  With a homemade seafood sauce!

Golden Fried

What you need:

  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup of buttermilk
  • 1  to 1 ½ pound cooked baby clams
  • Enough peanut or canola oil to deep fry


  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fennel fronds chopped fine

How to Do it:

Note:  I purchased clams at a local Asian market.


Lay 1 cup of flour out on a large plate and dust the clams in the flour.


Mix the remaining flour, panko, Old Bay, salt and pepper on a second large plate.  Beat the egg and milk together.

Dip each dusted clam in the egg mixture,


then the panko mixture and set on a plate to dry.


Heat the deep fry oil (either in a deep fryer or a large sauce pan using a thermometer) to 375 degrees.

Gently drop the clams into the hot oil.  When the rise to the top, give them a gentle flip and continue cooking until they are a light, golden brown.  Remove from the oil and place on paper towels to drain.  Add more garlic salt at this time.


Mix the ketchup, fennel and horseradish together in a bowl.


Serve with the hot clams.


Serves 4

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