Steamer Clam Cakes Recipe

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Steamer Clam Cakes
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  1. Over medium heat in a large pan, pour 3 tablespoons olive oil. Chop onion into large chunks and saute in oil until lightly cooked, about 5 minutes. Add the beer and the clams. Cover and cook until all of the clams are opened, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many you have in the pan.
  2. Remove pan from heat, uncover and allow to cool to the touch before shucking.
  3. Push the clams to the side so that there is broth visible to rinse the clams in after shucking. Remove clams from shell 1 at a time and pull off membrane that covers the neck and discard. Rinse shucked clams in broth and set aside. When all clams are shucked, drain the broth out of them by giving them a slight squeeze over the pan of broth. Chop roughly and set aside.
  4. In a deep-fryer or on the stove top in a deep skillet, preheat oil to 375 degrees F.
  5. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in eggs, evaporated milk and clam broth until thoroughly mixed. Stir in clams and mix well.
  6. Dip a spoon into the heated oil, then take a 2 tablespoon sized scoop of the fritter mixture and carefully drop into oil. Turn the cake over when the first side is browned. Fritters should be cooked through and browned in 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a skimmer and drain on brown paper bag. Reseason with additional salt, if desired.
  7. Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1989.4 Kcal (8329 kJ)
Calories from fat 1172.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 130.32g 200%
Cholesterol 527.81mg 176%
Sodium 1784.68mg 74%
Potassium 370.05mg 8%
Total Carbs 98.61g 33%
Sugars 1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.41g 10%
Protein 109.11g 218%
Vitamin C 6.9mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 25%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 197.3mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 267.41 Kcal (1120 kJ)
Calories from fat 157.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.52g 200%
Cholesterol 70.95mg 176%
Sodium 239.89mg 74%
Potassium 49.74mg 8%
Total Carbs 13.26g 33%
Sugars 0.13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 10%
Protein 14.67g 218%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 0.2mg 10%
Calcium 26.5mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 50.2
  • 54

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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