Clam Cakes

Coastal Living
12 clam cakes


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1 pint shucked fresh clams*
1 cup crushed unsalted crackers
1/2 cup crushed round buttery crackers
4 green onions, minced
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided


Drain clams, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Chop clams, and set aside.

Stir together clams, reserved clam juice, unsalted crackers, and next 6 ingredients; shape into 12 patties.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat; add 6 patties, and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat with remaining butter and patties. Serve immediately with Tartar Sauce.

.*2 (6.5-ounce) cans minced clams may be substituted for 1 pint shucked fresh clams. Drain clams, reserving 2 tablespoons juice.

Created date

October 2003