National Fried Clam Day

National Fried Clam Day

Fried clams are a New England classic. They’re crunchy and full of fresh seafood flavor. People from all over the globe can also enjoy them, especially on National Fried Clam Day.

According to legend, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman, a Massachusetts resident, was the first person ever to fry deep-fried clams in 1916. Woodman was a potato chip maker, so oil and vats were readily available, making it easy to fry the clams. Particularly in Massachusetts, on the east coast of the US where clam digging has become a popular pastime,

The event was held on July 3. It happened one day before American Independence Day. So Chubby and Bessie set up a stall in their neighborhood to sell the products. They became a huge success and gained popularity over time.

Woodman’s of Essex was the first to establish National Fried Clam Day, almost 100 years after the invention of fried clams. The day has been celebrated every year in Essex, Massachusetts, and other locations around the world by those who love fried clams.

Pay tribute to this delicious piece of New England history by spending National Fried Clam Day These are some ideas to celebrate the occasion:

It’s best to grab a few fried clams to enjoy the day. People who live along the Atlantic coast of the United States will have no trouble finding fried clam stands. New Englanders may consider their addiction to fried mussels to be a right of passage.

It might be a little more difficult for Inlanders to celebrate National Fried Clam Day at their local seafood restaurant. Red Lobster and Joe’s Crab Shack might offer discounts or deals to celebrate the occasion.

It can be great to have fried clams made for you by someone else, but it might be more fun to make them yourself. It is not difficult. Begin with steamerclams. Dip in buttermilk. Then coat them in a batter of corn flour, all purpose flour, and some spices. Deep fry in canola or peanut oil. Serve with lemon wedges or parsley sprigs!

National Fried Clam Day is celebrated by a trip to northeastern Massachusetts, where the tradition began. Woodman’s, a prestigious seafood restaurant located less than an hour from Boston, offers a homey feel and delicious seafood. Fried clams are a specialty of the menu. Shrimp, fish, clam soup, clam cakes and salmon burgers are some of the options.

Online ordering is possible for those who are unable to travel all the way from Massachusetts. You can order Boston lobsters, Clam Chowder and Fried Clam kits, or Woodman’s logo merchandise such as t-shirts.


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