August 11, 2013

Clam Fritters with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

On the Menu Today~
Clam Fritters with
Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Clam Fritters are delicious.
They are wonderful dipped in a
Spicy Cocktail Sauce~

Clam Fritters

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (6 1/2 oz) can minced clams
  • 1/4 cup dry onion soup mix
  • oil for deep-frying
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and seafood seasoning, set aside. Drain clams, reserving 2 tablespoons clam juice; set clams aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg, milk, and reserved clam juice; Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Add the clams and dry onion soup mix.
  3. In an deep cast-iron skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375ยบ
  4. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with Spicy Cocktail Sauce.

Spicy Cocktail Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup bottled chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, drained
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine; water and finely chopped yellow onion. Cook covered for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Drain.
  2. Stir in bottled chili sauce, ketchup, drained prepared horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and ground red pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer uncovered 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Sauce will keep for a week.
Makes about 1 cup.

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