Ok, guy's. I've prepared and eaten them. My report and grade:
Just so you know, I baked them in the oven as the cooking directions suggestions.
As I thought, there was much more breading than clam meat. for all intent and purpose, I might as well just have eaten 8 ounces of fried breading with precious little clam flavor. Thank goodness I had my beer.
My grade: On a score from 1-10 I give Mrs. Paul's fried clams a, 2.
I'd have given them a 1 but, the breading was fairly good and, crunchy.
So, there you have it. And yes, Greymo, you were right. I wasted my money!
But, hey. The beer was good.