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Fried Clams

Atahualpa | Aug 8, 2006 02:28 PM

Whenever I have been down to the Maritimes for summer vacation, one of the great joys of the trip, besides cheap (comparatively) lobster and mussels, has been really nice juicy whole fried clams. I am not talking about pre-packaged frozen 'strips' (like you can get at some fish and chip stores). I am talking about whole, juicy, belly clams -- large, flavourful clams. Like at Gould's in Shediac or the Briar Island B&B on the Digby spit (actually better than Gould's!).

There have to be a few expat Maritimers in T.O. on these boards that have tried to find these. Have you had any luck? Or am I destined to continue making these myself whenever the urge takes. I know they will undoubtedly cost a lot more here.

I actually got my hopes up when fried clams appeared on the menu at Reliable Fish and Chips -- which makes the best Halibut F&C in the city -- but they turned out to be the frozen 'strips'. I am going out to NYC this week and have already scouted a few places to try, so I should be satisfied for a while (or maybe I'll come back with an even bigger urge).

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