Just found this today and thought i'd share
Clam Box Fried Clams
½ cup evaporated milk
¾ cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt and pepper Dash salt and pepper
4 dozen freshly shucked clams
½ cup cake flour
1½ cups yellow cornmeal
Oil for frying
Combine evaporated and whole milk, egg, vanilla, salt and pepper. Soak clams in liquid, then dredge in combination of cake flour and cornmeal, fluffing them in the flour mix for light but thorough coverage. Shake off excess flour.
Fry at 365-375 degrees until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Do not crowd clams in oil. Drain on paper towels, salt to taste, and serve immediately with french fries, onion rings and coles
from the Clam Box of Ipswich, Mass.
i beleive you will find a source for the clams in the forum--Clams-with bellies---that Lleechef posted.