Clam Patties

     2 cans minced clams

     1 egg

     2/3 c flour

     1 tsp baking powder

     dash of Tabasco

     1/2 tsp salt

     dash of pepper

     2 tbsp minced celery

     1 tbsp minced parsley

     oil for frying


Drain clams, reserving 1/3 c liquid.  Beat egg in a small bowl and whisk in reserved clam liquid, flour, baking powder, Tabasco, salt, and pepper.  Stir in clams, celery, and parsley.  Heat 1/2" oil in a skillet.  Drop a teaspoonful of batter into hot oil.  Batter will flatten out.  Flip when golden brown to fry other side.  Drain on paper towels.  Serve with tartar sauce or potsticker sauce.  Patties can be kept warm in a 250 degree oven.

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