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Frog's State Secret Clam Dip

Updated on April 27, 2011

Great For A Party!

I approach this recipe, and outing it to the public, with leeriness. This is something that has been a state secret recipe in Frog Town for quite some time so its release hopefully won't cause my frog legs to be fried, sauted or broiled. This is one of those things that has been passed down for a few generations now and has never, ever been written down anywhere. I can do this by memory but obviously you can't.

Let me walk you through it. In a mixing bowl place:

2 blocks of Philadelphia cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sour cream and let stand until room temperatue.

Then start blending in (I call it smushing) the mixture adding Worcestershire sauce until a light brown color is achieved.

Add a dash or two of Tabasco sauce. Maybe more is you care for the scorched tonsil feeling).

Add two 61/2 ounce cans of chopped clams - drained.

Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to add some tartness.

Add one teaspoon of dijon mustard and continue your shushing.

I like garlic so I add about one table spoon of minced farlic to the concoction.

To season I add Mrs. Dash's Garlic & Herb and fresh ground pepper. I don't measure this seasoning, I just season away to taste.

Once thoroughly blended, chill and let harden up a tad. It's then ready to serve with your favorite chips. Whenever I serve this people ask me what it is as it is soooo delicious. They ask me for the recipe and I tell them it's a state secret. But now? I reckon the clams outta the can. I can now refer them to this Hub huh?

Enjoy,

The Frog Prince

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      NQX 6 years ago from Melbourne, FL

      Drooling now...

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      Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

      Sounds tasty! And I love the way you write a recipe. Vote up!

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I printed the recipe and I am going to make it. I love Clam Dip but strangely, I have never prepared it. Thanks. Enjoy the day and I'll see you at the Inn!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Yummy yummy thanks!

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      Pat Potts 6 years ago

      Sounds like a good recipe. I will have to try this.

      Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Sounds good, but I'd swap out the Tabasco for El Yucatan (Tabasco is made from cayenne peppers, but El Yucatan is made from carbenero peppers and really make your eyes bleed). Stu

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Sounds good to me Froggy...I'm sure we all have a little something to add or subtract. All though first I'll try it your way! Thanks for sharing.

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Nobody seems to like my idea yet. :(

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      Ghost32 6 years ago

      Never tried a clam dip but do like clam chowder, so maybe....

      Frog, looks like you won't need to worry too much about your sacred family recipe. By the time the rest of these folks get done altering perfection, no one will ever know you let the clam out of the shell.

      Up and useful.

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Ghost,

      I was guessing you'd be an El Yucatan man. Need some support here. :)

      Stu

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      CreatePerfection 6 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      Hi FP, it sounds great and I can't wait to try it.

      Thanks for sharing your secret recipe with us.

      Blessings...

      Lela

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      dearabbysmom 6 years ago from Indiana

      Excellent alternative to the pedestrian cheese ball. Thank you for sharing this state secret.

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      caltex 6 years ago

      I love seafood and this sure sounds yummy! Thanks for revealing the state secret.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Pedestrian cheese ball? Wassat? LMAO

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      dearabbysmom 6 years ago from Indiana

      It must be a Hoosier thing. I think there is a law that requires us to break out a chipped beef and onion cheese ball before every holiday gathering :)

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      Mrs. maggot 6 years ago from Lakeland FL

      Sounds really good, I have everything on hand except the clams and the chips...I'll get them tomorrow!

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Frog: I think "pedestrian cheese ball" means "cheese balls" are common (pedestrian means commonplace in this context), whereas your recipe is unique.

      BTW - no opinion on my El Yucatan suggestion. That stuff is great. A single drop will send some people running to the bathroom!

      Stu

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Stu - I like to savor my food, not use a fire extinguisher and a package of Preparation H. LOL

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      FP - When I have tacos, I use about a third of the bottle. I must have a high tolerance to the stuff. On the pepper hotness ranking list, carbenero peppers are something like #4 out of a list of 70. Maybe we could do shots of El Yucatan, and the loser has to....drink a bottle of El Yucatan!!!

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      The Frog Princess 6 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Frog has passed on the pie now the clams. Hey give'em your brisket treat and we'll have a full meal here baby:)

      Oh wait a minute--my depression candy needs to come up...sorta matches our world today...

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      HI Frog Princess,

      Don't blame him on passing on the El Yucatan; not alot of people can handle it. You have to REALLY like that kind of stuff to use it.

      Not sure about "brisket treat." I did just order a wild boar roast and had it a couple weeks ago. Was 3.5 pounds, and very rich, so it lasted almost a week (can really only eat a few ounces at a time). Real game food, was great.

      Sorry about depression candy coming up. Get treated now, before nausea is considered a quality of life issue under ObieCare, and you are forced to plead your case to a federal death panel.

      Stu

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      The Frog Princess 6 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Hi Stu,

      As you all know the Frog Prince does love to cook BUT the Depression Candy is for real and his favorite treat when we have no strawberry pie in the frig or he is in a chocolate mood. See he loves to eat too. I have had wild boar before in Atlanta years ago. That was one big hunk you had there to eat. Have you eating bear??? Can you believe this southern girl was raised on it. (my grandfather hunted in Maryland and the northern states). We ate a lot of bear in the winter months and seafood in the summer months (fresh from the coast). Cant get good grits like that these days.

      Donna

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Hi Frog Princess,

      Never had bear before, but have had deer and elk venizon, and caribou.

      Have also hunted down some chocolate with a 12 guage! :)

      Stu

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Donna - Whatchu talking about can't get good grits? I make the best shrimp and grits you ever tasted and you admitted it. Stone ground grits are the key. Takes a while but worth the wait.

      Maybe I should post that recipe and have a swarm of readers that are drooling all over themselves.

      The Frog

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Hi Frog, don't forget to add half a bottle of El Yucatan to those grits; you never know when I might be dropping by for a snack. :)

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Stu - I wouldn't even consider sullying the taste of my grits!

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      Pat Potts 6 years ago

      Glad you had a nice trip, now can I get that shrimp and grits recipe? :)

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      The Frog Princess 6 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Oh FP you going to just have to give it up on the shrimp and grits (yum yum). Yes all it is the best (now frog will be on cloud nine but you also must understand I do live with the frog and three dogs, a loud bird, 11 baby ducks we are raising, a horse, two cats, and some dust bunnies in some corners of our home. After all who has time to clean in the spring when we just walk out our back door 20 feet we are on our dock to fish, relax, read, talk, laugh, what more can a person want in life. Oh I know the recipe. Pat it will be coming your way. Stu do you eat grits? Donna

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      Stu From VT 6 years ago

      Hi Donna,

      Can't get them where I live, but I have had them before on trips to the SE. I really loved them.

      Stu

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