Cooking and Baking

How to prepare razor clams

I bought some razor clams on a whim when I was at the fish market this morning and now I am not sure what to do with them. I am not familiar with them and it now seems they may be more of a challenge than I expected. I didn't realize they need to be cleaned and are not eaten whole as with steamers, littlenecks etc. Does anyone have any advice on how to prepare them? I did a quick search online and it appears they are often fried, but I'd rather not fry them if there are other options. Maybe chowder or steamed in some garlic and white wine and butter?
I live in New England and cook clams a fair amount but have never seen or eaten razor clams. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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