Appetizers / Snacks
Clams Casino Cakes
A Rhode Island classic turns into app-sized fish cakes with little effort. Clams casino are popular throughout New England for a reason: They’re addictively good. But forget the half shells and broiling ... these Clams Casino Cakes are just as good — actually, better, since they can be made ahead.
Make the cakes ahead and let them chill, then cook them just before serving.
Cook bacon in a sauté pan until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and reserve drippings in pan.
Combine bacon, clams, parsley, garlic, zest, lemon juice, and Old Bay in a bowl. Stir in eggs and panko until combined.
Form clam mixture into six cakes using a ¼ cup measure; arrange on a baking sheet and chill at least 15 minutes. Line another baking sheet with paper towels.
Heat drippings in sauté pan over medium heat. Add clam cakes and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side; transfer to prepared baking sheet.
Serve clam cakes with Vermouth-Lemon Aioli.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 462mg 19%
Carbs 11g 3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.