Every so often we use a few of our Zipcar credits to take a quick trip to the beach in Quincy and indulge in well-made fried food. By this we mean that we don't leave feeling like we've swallowed a quart of frier oil.
A small order of fried clams, fried scallops, and a big plate of steamed clams make a great lunch. And, you can walk off those calories across the street on the flat, smooth sidewalk or the sandy surface of Wollaston beach.
In case you didn't know, this is what's inside that fried clam batter. A lovely, silky, soft shell clam. We like them both ways – steamed and fried. And, at Tony's we've seen the truck from Ipswich Seafood pull in to make deliveries. We know both from that and the taste that this is a great local product.
We usually skip the plates and platter with fries and so on. We do like their crisp, light, crunchy onion rings. We sometimes add a Greek salad or a side of a well seasoned rice pilaf. Those items help round out the lunch but can also make it home for supper.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2012 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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