Classic New England Clam Strip Rolls at Home
Tender, Crunchy Gorton’s Clam Strips baked to a perfection and stuffed into a buttered soft roll. These Classic New England Clam Strip Rolls are a New England Summer staple and feature homemade tartar sauce. Thank you, Gorton’s for sponsoring this delicious post!
The Lenten season is one of my favorite times of year for several reasons. Aside from the most important religious one, I love that it is a time of sacrifice, accountability, and faith. It also means Spring, and Easter is right around the corner, and that makes me smile. For foodies, it represents a time to enjoy some seafood favorites like these Classic New England Clam Strip Rolls.
Clam strips are the most underrated part of the clam if you ask me. Everyone loves full belly fried clams, but for me, it is all about the strips. I love the tender, yet slightly rubbery, and crisp taste of clam strips and think the folks at Gorton’s have perfected the recipe. I love the golden crunch these frozen clam strips bake up into. They have a fresh taste that is reminiscent of a day at the beach.
Being able to make this Classic New England Clam Strip Roll at Home is really amazing!
I don’t know about you but potato salad goes so well with clam strips. I decided to make a colorful Dill Fingerling Potato Salad. You can get that full recipe on Sizzling Eats. It pairs so well with the buttery nostalgic taste of this Classic New England Clam Strip Roll. Topped with some fresh tartar sauce (always a must) and a freshly buttered and grilled roll, this clam strip roll would make the perfect at home Lent meal.
I added some iceberg lettuce to the bun and then stuffed it with some Gorton’s Crunchy Clam Strips.
Let’s just say as I was making them, my girls were really going to town. I really love the way they came out hence the pics. They just look so yummy and I really wanted to capture this delicious memory so that I can recreate it again soon! They did not care for the potato salad, but the clam strip rolls were exactly what they love to eat!
They have alerted me that this made the “best lunch ever” and that I need to make these Gorton’s Clam Strips a regular grocery list item.
Now that they are buy one, get one free quite frequently at our store, I can’t help but agree!
Want to make these Classic New England Clam Strip Rolls at Home? Get the printable recipe below!
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Classic New England Clam Strip Roll at Home
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup iceberg lettuce
- 2 boxes Gorton's Clam Strips
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon sweet relish
- black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder
- 1 small sprig of dill
Clam Strip Rolls
- Prepare clam strips according to the package. On a griddle melt butter and toast each bun side for 2-3 mins until it gets a golden brown color Add lettuce to the center of each bun Stuff each with warm clam strips.
- In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients, and then add to your clam strip rolls.
I love clam strips. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of putting them on a sandwich before. That is genius! Om nom nom.
Clam strips are my absolute favourite. I never thought of making them into a sandwich. Now I MUST try this. Yum!
Melissa Chapman says
Those clam strips look amazing and that roll is agraet way to enjoyb them. We have never had Gortons but I know these look so good and a great way to get seafood at home.
Looks so good. I can’t wait to try it. I submit to Reddit:)
Liz Mays says
I’m definitely liking this idea. The fried clams make it easier for me too, considering I’m not too great at preparing seafood!
Bianca Dottin says
Don’t ask me why, but I’ve never bought frozen clam strips before….EVER! Clam strips as a sandwich? That sounds interesting!
robin rue says
Oh yes, these just SCREAM New England. Homemade is always best, too! These sound amazing.
Dawn Lopez says
My family and I love Gorton, it’s definitely a staple brand in our house! I’ve never tried fried clams before but they sound delicious.
What a delicious sandwich, and super easy to make. I am so going to make this for my family!
OH I need to give this a try this week. I love Gorton’s fish products!
Cyn Gagen says
Okay, I admit. I’ve never heard of clam rolls before. I am allergic so maybe that’s why? But I can tell you, these look delicious. I’m sharing your post with my sister because this seems like something her family would love.
Allison Cooper says
This looks so delicious! I’ve never attempted to make this at home before (I get intimidated by seafood sometimes), but you’ve totally convinced me. My family would love this on a weekend.
I am making this tonight, as Corona virus has hit Maryland. I wanted something different and fun for such an awful time for the USA. Love this, and I thank you for posting.
Thank you, Andi! I hope you enjoy! I feel the same exact way lately. It is the little things that will help get us through these difficult times.
Catherine Coscia says
This isn’t a recipe !! Ridiculous!! Try shucking and frying the clams.. all you did is steal Gorton’s already made clam strips and came up with a bunk recipe.. unbelievable.. stick to your day job!
Well considering they asked me to make it exactly as written for my day job–thank you!
I might try this recipe, but I’ll use Seapak clam strips instead. I don’t like Gorton’s clam strips. I hate how they mince the clams. That is a crime. Seapak actually has that “tender, yet slightly rubbery” texture you described.
No, I do not work for Seapak lol
Amy Desrosiers says
Back then Gorton’s had good ones, but gosh this was years ago! I agree Seapak is better now!