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Clam Basket

Clam Basket

Growing up, my mom and I always enjoyed eating seafood together. I always LOVED fried clams. I made this dish for my mom while visiting her in Connecticut and she told me she’ll never eat fried clams again now that she’s had this!

Clam Basket

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Fried Oyster Mushrooms make the perfect clam substitute.



  • 1 package of oyster mushrooms (4-8 oz.)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup flour + 1/4 cup flour, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp light olive oil, for frying

The Tarter Sauce

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 generous pinch of nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp caper juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • salt + pepper to taste


  1. Shred mushrooms into smaller pieces.
  2. Coat mushrooms in salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Set aside.
  3. Mix almond milk, 1/2 cup flour in a bowl.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of flour onto a dish.
  5. Coat mushroom shreds in almond milk + flour mixture. Then coat in flour. Repeat this step until all oyster mushrooms are coated in the batter mixture and flour.
  6. On low-medium heat, pan-fry mushrooms until golden brown on one side and flip them over to fry the other side.
  7. Enjoy with cocktail sauce and vegan tartar sauce!


  • For optimal enjoyment, serve immediately.

Recipe Creator
Name: Jackie Sheehan
Country: USA
More from Jackie: @myvegandelicacies

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