Cuban Clam Fritters with Cilantro Mayo


by: Laz Cooks

This dish is sure to make you a complete superstar at your next dinner party. The clams are lightly coated in a flavorful breading, then QUICKLY fried in peanut oil, and plated on a bed of avocado, mango, red onion, and cucumber. Finished with a delightful cilantro mayo.


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serves: 2

1 Organic egg

4 tbs Mineral Water

1 cup Galleta Molida – Cuban cracker meal

1 tsp Smoked Pimenton

1 tsp Fennel Pollen

1 tsp Chervil

1 tsp Marjoram

16 Clams – shucked & well drained

Peanut oil

small Avocado - dice

small Cucumber - dice

small Mango - dice

small Red Onion - dice

Sherry Vinaigrette

Vinagre de Jerez

Avocado oil

Lime juice

Sea salt

White pepper


Cilantro Mayo

1 small shallot – chopped

1 clove garlic – chopped

3 tbs fresh Meyer lemon juice

1 cup fresh cilantro – stems & leaves

1/2 cup olive oil mayo

1 organic egg yolk

Sea salt

Nutrition Facts
Cuban Clam Fritters with Cilantro Mayo

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 1373

  • Total Fat: 88.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 14.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 211.5 mg
  • Sodium: 2245.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 118.6 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 16.3 g
  •     Sugars: 47.7 g
  • Protein: 34.1 g

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1.  Whisk the egg and water in a glass bowl to combine. Combine the galleta molida, smoked pimenton, fennel pollen, chervil, and marjoram in a food processor. Process to a finely medium consistency. Transfer to a plate.

2.  Dip the clams in the egg mixture and then the seasoned galleta molida. Shake off excess. Heat the peanut oil in a heavy bottom pan to 350 F. Drop the clams into the oil and cook for 1 minute. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.

3.  Make a bed of cucumber, avocado, mango, and red onion. Lightly dress with Sherry Vinaigrette. Lay the clams and garnish with Cilantro mayo.

4.  For the Cilantro Mayo:

5.  Put the shallot, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro in the Magic Bullet. Pulse to make a paste. Add the mayo and egg yolk. Process to make a smooth sauce. Season with sea salt.

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