Fried Clams are an iconic food in New England. They are served on the roadside or at clam shacks and are described as pieces of clam dipped in batter and fried until crispy. The food was invented in 1914 by Lawrence Henry Woodman and his wife who owned a small concession stand in Essex, Massachusetts. And since then, the food has become a sort of regional favourite! If you haven’t tried these yet, this is your sign to go and get an order of them.