best clam fritters

Clam Fritters

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 fritters 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop or Griddle
  • Cuisine: American


This recipe for easy little clam fritters will add some fun to your summertime supper! Think of them as a seafood spin on pancakes, and betcha can’t eat just one.


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 6.5 ounce can of chopped or minced clams with their juice
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup Bisquick
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Sea salt
  • Chopped fresh parsley and Sriracha or other hot sauce for garnish


Stir egg, clams, clam juice and shallot together. Stir in Bisquick and pepper.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high. When the oil is hot, carefully drop batter by roughly 1/8 cup amounts into the pan. Cook for one minute per side, then turn and cook one minute more until deep golden brown.

Drain on paper towels for a minute or so, sprinkle on some sea salt then serve garnished with parsley and a little Sriracha sauce.


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