Ingredients

  • 3 cn (6. 5 oz) minced clams; drained, reserve liquid
  • 3 Celery stalks; minced
  • 1 Onion; minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Hard-boiled eggs; diced
  • 1/2 lb Moist bread crumbs
  • Oil for deep frying

Directions

Add enough water to reserved clam liquid to make 2 cups liquid. Place 1 1/2 cups clam liquid, celery, and onion in saucepan; simmer until celery is soft.

Add clams, salt, and pepper to celery mixture; simmer for 10 minutes.

Add eggs, 1/2 cup clam liquid, and bread crumbs to clam mixture; mix well, then remove from heat. When cool enough to handle, shape clam mixture into small balls; refrigerate until well chilled.

Heat oil to 350 F in deep skillet or deep fryer. Fry clam balls until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; serve immediately with wooden toothpicks for appetizers, or in a basket as a side dish.