Maine Recipes: Rhode Island Clam Cakes

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Rhode Island Clam Cakes
Little yummy balls of clam heaven

2 eggs, 1/2 cup clam juice, 1/2 cup milk, dash pepper, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 cup flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 can minced clams (an equal amount of freshly steamed clams is best, and quahogs even better - but you can use canned minced clams if rushed),

Beat eggs. Blend in milk and clam juice. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pepper together. Add the minced clams to the sifted flour and then add enough of the liquid to make a thick, lumpy batter. Drop batter by teaspoons into 375 oil. When one side is cooked, the cakes will roll over by themselves. Drain on brown paper and salt to taste. This will make about 6 or so, so up the recipe, because you'll want more.

  Source: P. Burtt (These Colors Don't Run)