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Clam and Corn Fritters with Lemon Aioli

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Servings: Yields 2 dozen (8 servings)

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 45 minutes


3 each garlic clove
1/2 cup low-fat mayonaise
2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper, divided
1 med Fresh sweet onion, diced
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 each Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil or corn oil
1 cup kernel corn, fresh or frozen thawed
1 1/2 cups minced clam


1. Preheat oven to 375degreesF. Spray 2 baking sheets with olive oil cooking spray and set aside.
2. Make the aioli. In a food processor, pulse garlic until finely minced. Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon zest, lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Pulse to combine until smooth. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. Make the fritters. Spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil cooking spray andheat over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add onion and saute until softenedand starting to brown, about 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining pepper. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, and oil and whisk together lightly. Add reserved onions, corn, and clams. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined; be careful not to overmix.
5. Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, 2 inchesapart; there should be 22 to 24 fritters. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until atoothpick stuck in the center of a fritter comes out clean.
6. Preheat broiler during last 5 minutes of baking time. Place fritters under broiler for about one minute, until lightly browned.
7. Serve warm with aioli dipping sauce. Top with lemon wedges if desired.
Source: fresh magazine July, August 2010

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Yields 2 dozen (8 servings)
Base Nutrients
Calories 250 kcal (12%)
Calories from Fat 99 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 11 g (16%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (7%)
Cholesterol 55 mg (18%)
Sodium 630 mg (26%)
Total Carbohydrates 30 g (10%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 10 g (16%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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