Quahogs (also known as hard clams) are among the most popular types of American seafood. These delicious shellfish are widely available and can be prepared in a variety of ways.
Smaller clams such as littlenecks, topnecks and cherrystone clams are eaten steamed or on the half shell.
The largest quahogs are called "chowder clams". These are excellent in recipes such as clam fritters and New England clam chowder.