Clam and Corn Fritters W/ Cilantro Dip
Recipe: Appetizer : Clam and Corn Fritters W/ Cilantro Dip - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 8 ounce can chopped clams, drained (or any other shellfish)
2/3 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 green onions, minced
1 Jalapeno, minced
1 large egg, beaten to blend
3/4 cup (about) buttermilk
Vegetable oil (for frying)
For dip: Mix all ingredients in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 1 hour or overnight.
For fritters: Whisk flour, salt, baking soda and cayenne pepper in medium bowl to blend. Mix in drained clams, corn, green onions, jalapeno and egg. Stir in 1/2 cup buttermilk. Mix in enough remaining buttermilk to form stiff batter (do not overmix).
Pour enough vegetable oil into heavy large skillet to reach depth of 1 inch. Heat oil to 350°F over medium heat. Working in batches, drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls into oil. Cook until fritters are golden brown, turning once, about 2 1/2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to rack to drain. Serve hot, passing cilantro dip separately.
Makes 12 servings.
Note: An asian style dipping sauce is excellent as well. (Tonkatsu sauce)
"Someone who made this recipe definitely knows a thing or two about good pizza! I've come across so many recipes that say they are pizza sauce when it's really some variant of marinara that you would put on pasta...they are not the same. This sauce is thick, robust, and full of flavor and based on the pizza I've had in New York, it is the real deal! My go to recipe from now on!" - dan w.
"This 5-star pumpkin cheesecake layers pumpkin and cream cheese for a delicious display,..." - bonnie molleston
"I made this for New Year's Eve. Followed the recipe exactly & it came out just like the photo-but I was a bit disappointed with it. Some guests enjoyed it, some I think didn't as they didn't go back for seconds. Husband commented yuck. I wasn't a big fan either, would rate it as just okay, not worth the effort. I'll be going back to the normal cob loaf dips, much prefer those. Won't make this again." - sherri3802
"This moist cornbread with a crisp, golden crust is great with chili or as a quick side dish." - heather
"This was delicious! I eat low carb high fat and this was the best. Even my family liked it." - sheldon
"Is the celery necessary or can I skip it? I can't stand the taste of celery!" - j. b.