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How to Clean Razor Clams

(Pre-cleaning tip: Soon after you dig your razor clams, put them in cool fresh water. This will allow them to pump most of the sand out of thier systems.)
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Place the clams in a colander and place the colander in the sink.
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Pour boiling water over the clams, then rinse them with cold water.
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Use your fingers to pull the clam body from the shell.
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Snip off the tough part of the neck just below the valve. Get close to the end.
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Put the edge of your scissors in under the zipper and snip upward toward the end of the neck.
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Make sure your scissors go into the lower chamber of the neck to save time. If you missed it, put the scissors back in and cut through the lower chamber. Continue all the way through the end of the neck.
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Use your fingers to grab the digger and gills.
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Squeeze gently and pull to separate the digger from the body.
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After rinsing, the body is ready to eat.
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Snip at an angle across the end of the digger.
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Insert the scissors into the middle part of the digger.
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Cut all the way through the end of the digger, keeping in the middle so that the digger will lay flat for cooking.
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Pull the digger apart so that it lays flat.
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Pull the dark material from the digger. Only remove the dark material.
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Gently pull the digger flat and rinse. There will be soft material that remains on the digger as shown. The digger is now ready to eat.



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