Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. clam strips
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Lemon wedges, for serving

Special equipment needed:
- Deep fryer or large pot for frying
- Wire rack or paper towels for draining excess oil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a shallow dish, mix together flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
2. In another shallow dish, whisk together milk and egg.
3. Dip clam strips in the milk mixture, then coat with the flour mixture.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F.
5. Fry the clam strips in batches for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried clam strips to a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil.
7. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Frying temperature: 375°F
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 320
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 780mg
Carbohydrates: 28g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 23g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Cornmeal or panko breadcrumbs can be used instead of flour.
- Old Bay seasoning can be used instead of garlic powder and paprika.

- Add cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
- Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce for dipping.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to prevent the clam strips from becoming greasy.
- Do not overcrowd the fryer or pot to ensure even cooking.
- Use fresh clam strips for the best flavor.

Storage instructions:
Leftover clam strips can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
Reheat leftover clam strips in the oven at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the clam strips in a basket lined with parchment paper for a classic look.

Garnish with chopped parsley or scallions for a pop of color.

Pair with a cold beer or a glass of white wine.

Suggested side dishes:
- French fries
- Coleslaw
- Hush puppies

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the coating is not sticking to the clam strips, make sure they are dry before dipping in the milk mixture.
- If the clam strips are greasy, the oil may not be hot enough or the strips may be overcrowded in the fryer or pot.

Food safety advice:
- Use a thermometer to ensure the oil reaches the proper frying temperature.
- Do not leave the fryer or pot unattended while frying.
- Discard any leftover oil after frying.

Food history:
Clam strips are a popular seafood dish in the United States, particularly in New England.

Flavor profiles:
The crispy coating on the clam strips pairs well with the tender and slightly sweet flavor of the clams.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the clam strips as an appetizer or as a main dish with sides.

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Taste: Crispy, Salty, Savory, Fishy