I live in the Midwest and I'm really craving fried clams (you can take the girl out of New England but...) and our local paper did a story about getting good fried clams here that basically ended with "don't bother. It will just make you sad." Is there any chance I can make them at home? We can get clams here, I'm just not sure they're the right kind, if it matters, how to properly clean them for this little project, etc. The recipes I found on google weren't that helpful. Any thoughts would be great (even if the consensus is "don't bother. It will only make you sad.")!