National Vinegar Day And National Fried Clams Day
Foodie fans today is National Vinegar Day & National Deep Fried Clams Day.
My thoughts on Deep Fried Clams... First - I love them. I love them even more when I'm making them. I take a very easy approach. I rinse and dry the clams - dust them with Old Bay seasoning and flower. With clams I don't like a thick coating on them - I like a nice light flavorful taste of the crust. KISS (keep it simple stupid) them and they'll come out great!
First you have the catch them - they can run pretty fast! National Vinegar Day... When I was growing up there was your standard White, apple, and red wine vinegars available. I don’t ever remember seeing balsamic when I was young. Now days you can find just about any type of vinegar you want. I love white balsamic due to its great taste and flexibility – not turning everything black is also a plus! I have a true bottle of balsamic that cost almost $200 but it doesn’t see the light of day very often. There is a difference in case you were wondering. If you take one of the less expensive $8.00 bottles and reduce it down on very low heat the flavor will really increase!