Seafood Clam Ball Recipes by Angel

posted by Angel 12-08-99 3:50 AM

Clam Balls

1 1/2 cups chopped clams, well drained
6 medium potatoes, baked, scooped out of skin
2 eggs
2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
2 teaspoons grated onions
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon tarragon
salt and pepper to taste
skim milk for dipping
3 tablespoons canola oil for frying

Wash clam meat. Rice or mash potatoes, then mix with chopped clams. One at a time, beat in the eggs, then blend in buttermilk, onions and spices. Roll into one-inch balls.

Spray frying pan with non-stick oil. Pour in canola oil, heat on medium-high seven minutes.

Dip clam balls in milk, then roll in flour. Fry until light brown. Serve with toothpicks and tartar sauce. (Recipe follows)

Classic Tartar Sauce

1 cup non-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon parsley
1 tablespoon pickle relish
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely minced shallots
1 tablespoon chopped capers
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients.
(Makes 1 1/2 cups)

Mom’s Clam Balls

1 doz. large clams
6 eggs
2 large loaves bread
1 green pepper
1 bunch celery
2 onions
1 cup water (maybe)
2 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. pepper
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. red pepper
1/2 lb. butter
1 (10 3/4 oz) can mushroom soup

Cut bread the night before. Chop celery, onions and pepper. Fry in butter. Let cool. Have clams frozen, set out and as they start to open, while partially frozen, pry open and take out clam meat. Chop them and juice in food processor.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Next beat eggs and add to clams. Add bread, seasonings and celery mixture. Mix well with mushroom soup. If too dry add water. Wash the shells and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter in bottom and fill with mixture.

You will have to make some in just balls. Put in large cake pan. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes. Take foil off and bake a little longer to brown.

Clam Balls

4 cups ground clams or 1 bottle clam juice plus 1 can minced clams and 1 can baby clams
about 2 loaves bread
4 Tbsp. butter or oleo
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. parsley
1 1/2 Tbsp. mustard
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup celery, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. horseradish (optional)

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Melt butter and flour. Stir until smooth. Add other ingredients. Stir until smooth and thick over medium-high heat. Pour over bread. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Shape into balls (golf ball to hard ball size).

Spray cookie sheet with PamŽ and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

(May need more bread added if too wet.)

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