*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                               Clam Fritters
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fritters
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4  C.            all-purpose flour (unsifted)
      1/2  Tsp.          baking powder
    1                    egg
    1 1/2  C.            minced or ground clams
                         half butter or margarine and
                         half salad oil (about 1/4 c. each)
                         salt and lemon wedges (optional)
 In a bowl combine flour, baking powder and egg with
 clams; mix until batter is well blended. In a wide frying pan,
 heat butter and oil (1/4-inch deep), over high heat until it
 foams but doesn't brown. Drop clam batter into hot fat by
 heaping tablespoonfuls, adding as many spoonfuls as will fit
 without crowding.
 Cook, turning once until fritters are browned on both
 sides (less than a minute on each side). Remove from pan,
 drain briefly on paper towels and arrange on warm serving
 platter; keep warm until all fritters are cooked. Add more
 butter and oil to pan, if necessary and repeat process with
 remaining clam batter. When all fritters are done, salt to
 taste, if desired and serve immediately. Garnish with lemon
 wedges. Makes about 20 fritters (2-inches in diameter).
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