Fried Clam Fritter Sticks

For this recipe, we put a twist on our traditional clam fritter recipe by using our whole ocean clams instead of chopped clams. For this recipe, we serve them with a wasabi ginger mayo dipping sauce, but you can always serve them with your signature sauce.


Preheat deep-fat fryer to 350ºF. Drain clams and pat dry with paper towels. Combine our, cayenne and salt in a shallow pan or baking sheet. Mix corn meal with our, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add egg and milk; blend in melted shortening. Mix well. Pour batter into a tall narrow container. Skewer 4 clams and dredge in seasoned flour. Shake off excess. Dip in batter. Stand skewer-side up in pre-heated oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 or 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with dipping sauces.

Yield:  8 servings

Horseradish Dipping Sauce:
Add 1/4 cup prepared, drained horseradish to 1 cup mayonnaise. Wasabi-Ginger Mayo Dipping Sauce: Add 2 tablespoons powdered Wasabi and 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger to 1 cup of mayonnaise.


  • 2 15 oz. cans Sea Watch Whole Ocean Clams

Seasoned Flour:

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • Wooden Skewers


  • 1 Cup corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Seasoned Flour:

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 Cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted shortening
  • 2 Quarts vegetable oil for frying

Product Codes

Sea Watch: 0731 – 6/51 oz.
Sea Watch: 0F31 – 12/15 oz.