Air Fried Clam Strips

While putting together my recent Walden Local Meat share I noticed they had a special add-on – clam strips. Apparently these are only a limited time add-on and only available at the end of the summer. I decided to try them because why not!

  • Ingredients:
  • Clam strips (unsure how many Walden gave me but it was A LOT)
  • House Autry Air Fry Chicken Seasoning (it comes in a bag)
  • Evaporated milk (lactose-free)
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  1. Pat dry the clam strips and try to separate them as much as possible using a fork (most will stick together and that’s okay!).
  2. Pre-heat air fryer to 380 degrees F. for 3 minutes.
  3. Mix seasoning with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Put your milk in a bowl, the seasoning on a plate, and have the air fryer basket ready to go (spray basket with olive oil spray).
  5. Dip a few clam strips at a time into the milk, shake off the excess, then drop them into the seasoning and make sure each piece is covered.
  6. Drop prepared clam strips into the air fryer basket as you go. Do a few at a time. Don’t overcrowd the basket too much. Spray entire basket with the clams inside with olive oil spray to make sure they end up crispy.
  7. Cook for 3 minutes at 380 degrees F.
  8. Shake the basket or use tongs, spray again, then cook for an additional 3 minutes, still at 380 degrees F.
  9. After the final 3 minutes these babies are ready to eat!
Perfectly crispy!

These came out delicious! Easy finger food or pair them with a salad. They also go well with a beer since they’re a bit salty and crunchy. Since every air fryer is different you may want to try them at 380 degrees first for the total of 6 minutes, however, keep an eye on them after the first 3 minutes. Some air fryers run exceptionally hot so you may only need a max of 4-5 minutes in there. Very easy to make and great if you want either a snack or a light meal. Walden needs to start carrying these more often!

If you’re interested in trying Walden Local Meat, send me a message!

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