• Peanut oil, for frying
  • 2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 10 ounces whole clams, shucked and drained
    2 large eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the deep fryer to 375 F or heat 3 inches of peanut oil in a Dutch oven.
  2. Measure cracker crumbs, poultry seasoning, salt, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and dill weed into a large zip-top bag. Toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Stir the clams into the beaten eggs. Using a slotted spoon, remove a few clams at a time and place in the bag of herbed cracker crumbs. Shake to coat, remove clams, and place on a platter. Repeat until all clams are coated.
  4. Fry clams in batches, about 30 seconds, until golden brown. Take care not to crowd the clams while frying. Drain on paper towels and serve hot as an appetizer or entree.

(Sourced from The Spruce Eats)

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