LaMonica Fine Foods

Clam Balls


Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Makes 8 Servings


1 can (51 oz) LaMonica or Cape May Chopped Clams (drain, reserving juice)

3 tbsp butter

1/3 cup onion, minced

1/3 cup celery, minced

1 clove garlic

4 eggs

3 cups breadcrumbs

2 cups milk

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp parsley

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp pepper

1 cup flour

Oil for frying


Sauté onion, garlic, and celery until transparent. In large mixing bowl, combine onion, garlic, clams, reserved juice, lemon juice, spices, 1 cup milk, 1 egg, and 1 cup of breadcrumbs. Chill 30 minutes.

Form above mixture into small balls. Beat remaining eggs and mix with 1 cup of milk. Roll balls in flour; dip into egg mixture and roll in remaining breadcrumbs. Deep fry for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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