Clam and Beer Fritters


  • Whisk together beer, eggs and 1/2 cup of reserved clam juice in a small bowl.  
  • In a larger bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and baking powder.
  • Whisk in the beer mixture until well combined.
  • Stir in clams.
  • Heat about 2 inches of oil in large, deep frying pan to 360°F.
  • Drop in clam mixture by the tablespoonful and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, turning so that it browns on all sides.
  • Work in batches and do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

We like to pair shellfish, like clams with a refreshing style beer like a Hefeweizen.

What beer did you use with this recipe? Let us know using the hashtag #CheersCanada.