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Recipes for Whole Belly Fried Clams?......

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Anyone out there have a good recipe for Whole Belly Fried clams? I am a Connecticut girl now living in South Florida and I cannot find a restaurant that serves whole belly fried clams. Some people think I am crazy when I even mention it. So, I am going to attempt to make them myself. I guess I am feeling a bit nostalgic with the 4th of July coming up. Fried clams, hot dogs, lobster rolls (with split top buns).... I sure miss home!!! Thanks!!!!

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  1. Have you tried posting on the Florida Board asking for places that might have them in Fl? My bro and sis in law moved near Sarasota and have located a few places that have them. We actually went to a place on Longboat Key that ended up having them on the menu(that was an unexpected surprise). Surprisingly, they were delish.....just like some of the better places in Ipswich.

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    1. re: catsmeow

      its all about the clams ,if you can find the soft shell clam or not.the fring part is easy,soak them in milk,dip them in a corn based flour,and deep fry them,makin sure the oils hot.good luck in the search,ill think of you on the forth,Bristol,ri parade is king!!!!

      1. re: im hungry

        Thanks. I am going to order the clams already shucked from a website I found or I may buy some middlenecks and shucked them myself. Enjoy the parade. I've been there on several occasions and always had a blast! Happy 4th!