How to shuck and get the sand out of soft shell clams

by: Farm Forage     Published on: 25 May 2014

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Soft shell clams are connected by two muscles on each side. Use a thin knife to sever these muscles so the clam can be opened. The sand is often stuck in the siphon and on the outer slimy skin around the siphon. Split the siphon then pull off the skin. Now when you rinse with a strainer in some clean water, the sand should fall to the bottom and away from your delicious snacks which are ready to be battered and deep fried!To learn about other wild edibles visit our website at