Clams and Bacon Recipe

  • Author: luvne
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: American


This hearty starter delivers big flavor on all fronts: Once you eat the tender clams and beacons



  • 10 strips bacon (preferably thick-cut)
  • 4 pounds clams, scrubbed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon from skillet and place on paper towels to drain.
  3. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat and place skillet back on medium low heat.
  4. Add chopped onion.
  5. Cook until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  6. Roughly chop bacon.
  7. Add clams to pan with onions, sprinkle with reserved bacon and pour over bottle of beer.
  8. Cover and cook until clams open, about 15 minutes.
  9. Serve with a large green salad, and a big loaf of crusty bread. (And more beer.)