Fried clams from a fish market
I love fried clams. However sometimes I prefer to buy them from a fish market and heat them up at home with my own side dishes. Does anyone know of a local fish market that makes their own fried clams for sale (not for restaraunt sale)
I don't think so. It took years .. and years ... and years ... to just get fried clams at a few restaurants.
The only place I know of that has fresh, not frozen fried clams, is Old Port Lobster Shack. They are the fully belly type. They may be good crisped up at home. They tend to be soggy when you order them at the restaurant.
If you're talking about full belly Ipswich clams, what makes them good is that they are juicy. Breaded + Juicy= does not travel well. I can't imagine a good fried clam that would be worth much after about ten minutes out of the fryer. That said, I had some pretty decent clams at Woodhouse Fish Co. recently. Expensive but that would be expected for such a perishable east coast product on the west coast.