Rocky Point Clam Chowder & Clam Cakes Copycat

No one can appreciate this recipe more than someone over 45 who grew up eating chowder and clam cakes at Rocky Point Amusement Park in Rhode Island. This recipe is adapted from the original Rocky Point recipe.

No one can appreciate this recipe more than someone over 45 who grew up eating chowder and clam cakes at Rocky Point Amusement Park in Rhode Island. This recipe is adapted from the original Rocky Point recipe.

Rocky Point Clam Chowder & Clam Cakes Copycat

12 Servings

Rocky Point Clam Chowder & Clam Cakes Copycat

No one can appreciate this recipe more than someone over 45 who grew up eating chowder and clam cakes at Rocky Point Amusement Park in Rhode Island. This recipe is adapted from the original Rocky Point recipe.

Ingredients:

    Chowder
  • 1/2 pound salt pork
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 32 ounces clam juice
  • 32 ounces baby clams reserve juice
  • 3 cans tomato bisque soup
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 5 large potatoes diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups oyster crackers
  • Clam Cakes
  • 1 can minced clams reserve juice
  • 2 cups flour all purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

    Chowder
  1. Heat salt pork in a skillet until fat melts, add butter.
  2. Add onions to saute.
  3. In large stock pot, add 32 ounces clam juice, potatoes, soup, bacon & onion mixture.
  4. Add a little water.
  5. Add oregano and parsley.
  6. Simmer until the potatoes are soft then add clams.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste for seasoning and more water if needed.
  8. Toward the end of cooking, crush some oyster crackers and stir into the chowder to thicken it further.
  9. Clam Cakes
  10. Heat oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer to 375F.
  11. Combine minced clams, flour, baking powder, chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, milk, 1/2 cup clam juice and eggs.
  12. Drop by teaspoonful into deep oil.
  13. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  14. Place on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  15. Serve with hot chowder.
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Comments: 9

  1. jacqui February 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm Reply

    LoL I’m under 45 and I sooo remember the chowdah and clam cakes!!! I’m making NE chowdah and clam cakes tonite. But I’m glad I found this recipe

  2. Cynthia November 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm Reply

    wow,,,I loved Rocky Point,,,and sure miss clamcakes,,,may have to make some soon but I am a white chowda gal,,,,thanks so nice,,,

    • The Hungry Hoarder January 6, 2015 at 9:30 am Reply

      Thank you Cynthia for stopping by. Ahhh Rocky Point, what memories I have of that place. I love both types of chowder, depending on my mood and the clam cakes well . . . I could eat those all day long with or without chowder!

  3. melanie September 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm Reply

    We’re planning a clam boil for this weekend and I’m so glad I found your recipe!! I want to make the clam cakes! I have very fond memories of Rocky Point as a child!!

    • The Hungry Hoarder October 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Melanie, I hope you enjoyed the clam cakes!

  4. Joan meeks April 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm Reply

    does anyone remember the Chicken Coop restaurant in Providence R.I.? I’ve been trying to copy their recipe for years, best fried chicken in the world, man who owned restaurant said his recipe would never be revealed and I don’t think it ever was..It was like a tempura skin, so crisp and not oily;All I remember was it had a batter on it with a yellowish green tinge to it. As I said, It has cost me a fortune trying to figure out his recipe. I’ve tried all kinds of flour, baking powders, batters, his chicken didn’t taste like it even had a batter, just like it disappeared when cooked and a crispy shell remained. Istill think about that de;licious chicken.

    • The Hungry Hoarder May 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm Reply

      Joan, I do not remember that restaurant. I can ask my parents if they remember it. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Jean April 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply

    You have no idea how happy you have made me with this recipe. I, as a child, went to Rocky Point with my parents just for the shore dinner. Tomorrow I will definitely be making this. Thanks for the MEMORIES!!!!

    • The Hungry Hoarder April 14, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply

      That is wonderful Jean! Some of my fondest memories of my childhood involve food. Please come back and let me know how it turned out, enjoy!

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