Mom's Super Bowl Clam Dip Recipe

Mom's Super Bowl Clam Dip Recipe
4.3 from 6 ratings
Guac, salsa, queso, sure, these dips rock, but my Mom makes a damn tasty clam dip that's a little less mainstream. "It's usually for company, or in the fall," she explained. "I make it almost always around the holidays. It's great for New Year's because it counts in the Feast of the Seven Fishes. It's a party food."She's been making this clam dip for 20 years, and she said it's something, "people always, always like. It's a Super Bowl food." Twenty years of people enjoying something is a pretty good track record. To me, this is one of those perfect examples of tradition versus technique. Reviewing the recipe, I'd say, given classical training, I'd hold back the clams 'til the garlic and onions were translucent. But, know what? As my Pop says, "I've never heard anyone complain about that."He's right. This dip is great on thin crackers that don't take up room in your stomach, so you can eat more clam dip. We like Waterthins' Fine Wafer Crackers or 34° Crispbread. So, where did the recipe come from? It's one of those legacy recipes Mom said probably came from something she read, but until now has just been written on an index card in a plastic red box in the kitchen. Now you can use it too. Thanks, Mom.Click here to see Recipe SWAT Team: Dips.
Mom's Super Bowl Clam Dip.