Has all this talk of seafood this week made you hungry? Yes, I know Andrea, it is making you sick--I promise this is the last I will speak of seafood for a while! :) but for the rest of you who enjoy the occasional seafood snack here is a very easy and very yummy clam recipe. I made this for the fam + both sets of grandparents on Monday night to rave reviews. Dave liked his with a little tartar sauce. I liked it with some guacamole and salsa. Heath and Kirkham preferred it straight up!
A big thanks to cousin Renee for her recipe and her over the phone kitchen coaching Monday night. I look forward to testing more of her tried and true recipes in the future.
Renee's Clamcakes (AKA Clam fritters)
5 Razor clams ground or finely chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 cup flour
1 t Johnny's seafood seasoning (or salt, pepper, garlic to taste)
In a bowl thoroughly combine ingredients. Should be the consistency of a thick pancake batter--add more flour if necessary. Allow to sit about 10 minutes so flour can be fully absorbed. Preheat a skillet to medium heat, generously brushed with olive oil. Spoon batter onto skillet 2-3 Tablespoons per cake. Cook until golden brown about 90 seconds per side. Serve immediately. Makes 8-12 cakes.
My clam series: Clamcakes, Cleaning Clams, Make your own Clam Gun, The family goes Clamming