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Fried Dayboat Sea Scallops

A traditional clam shack recipe with a new twist—Panko breadcrumbs! Serve on a roll with
tartar sauce & you’re ready to be transported back to your favorite seaside clam shack.

Fried Dayboat Sea Scallops. Photo courtesy of Mark Wiklund.Homemade Tartar Sauce:
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup drained pickle relish
2 tbsp. finely chopped sweet onion

Serves 4
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp. water
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
20 medium "dry" packed or "Dayboat" sea scallops, trimmed, rinsed, pat dry & whole
3 cups vegetable oil
Lemon wedges
2 bowls
2 quart heavy sauce pan or electric fryer
Shallow plate for bread crumbs
Paper towels

To make the Homemade Tartar Sauce, mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Combine egg and water in a bowl. Place Panko bread crumbs on a shallow plate. Dredge scallops in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture; and dredge in crumbs. Place on a plate or tray, cover and chill for 20 minutes. Pour oil in a 2 quart heavy saucepan or electric fryer; heat to 375 degrees. Fry scallops in batches, about 11/2 minutes or until golden. Do not crowd. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and Homemade Tartar Sauce.

“Consumers should know that the sea scallop fishery is a local fishery, whereas certain kinds of the fish or shrimp you purchase may not be caught locally. There are many fishermen who have been fishing for sea scallops their whole lives. For example, the captain of the F/V Kathy Marie has been a sea scallop fishermen his whole life, that is his profession. Remember that when you buy or order sea scallops or any fish or shellfish that is caught locally, you are supporting fishing industries that are located in your own backyard.”

“Scallops are my favorite seafood, preferably lightly fried.”

Dr. Scott Gallager, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Habitat Mapping Camera System (HabCam), Woods Hole, Massachusetts