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Clam Bites

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  Egg 1 , separated
  Canned minced clams 10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Melted butter 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fat 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Beat egg yolk until light.
Drain clams, reserving liquid.
Stir into egg yolk the butter, flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup clam liquid.
Add milk (if necessary) to make 1/4 cup.
Fold in stiffly beaten egg white.
Add clams and let stand for at least 1 hour at room temperature.
Drop by teaspoons into hot deep fat (375°F on a frying thermometer) and fry until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve hot on toothpicks.
Fry these at the last minute before serving.

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