My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup minced clams
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- 2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper (optional)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Beat the egg and gradually beat in the flour. Slowly stir in the milk, clams, salt, pepper and onion. If desired, stir in the green pepper. With hands shape mixture into 2 inch diameter patties.
In a medium skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Fry the patties in the hot oil until golden brown. Place cooked fritters on paper towels to soak up any excess oil.