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Charlotte Geier 1 can stewed tomatoes
1 stack saltine crackers
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

Blend ingredients. Product should be very moist but not runny. If needed, add a few extra saltines. Mound into a large tablespoonful and drop into about a half inch of hot cooking oil or melted shortening in a large skillet. Flatten cake with spatula and fry until golden brown on both sides. Stack fried cakes on absorbant paper towels. Serve hot or cold.

These cakes keep well in the refrigerator, and may be re-warmed if desired. They are also delicious snacks eaten cold. Try melting grated cheese on top for a handy "pizza", or add sweet basil for an extra flavor treat. Make them in smaller sizes for use as hors d'ourves, or for potluck suppers.

This was a recipe of my father's mother of Richmond, Virginia; and may have originated in the American Civil War. Originally my father used dried bread pieces when making this recipe. I would love to hear from anyone who may know the origin of this recipe.
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Kevin Clarke I am currently researching the descendants of James Clarke, b. 1845, England, d. 10-24-1919, Waunakee, Dane co., WI. He immigrated to America in 1856 at age 11. He married Harriet Taylor, b. 11-13-1843, England d. 5-11-1922, Lodi, Columbia Co., WI. She was the daughter of Joseph Taylor and Mary Barrett. They lived in Waunakee, Dane Co., Wisconsin and had (6) known children. Their names were Anne L. CLARKE, b: 1868, Vienna, Dane Co., Wisconsin. d: 9-5-1945, Madison, WI., Walter E. Clarke. b. 1871, Wisconsin, Harry Taylor Clarke. b. 1876, Wisconsin, Jessie M. Clarke. b. 1879, Wisconsin, Leon Barrett CLARKE. b. October 6, 1884, Waunakee, Dane County, Wisconsin. d. March 3, 1967, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, and Unknown Clarke.
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Lloyd Clarke I am looking for decedents of James and Hannah Clarke of Stawell, Horsham and Williamstown Vic Aust.
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Clarke Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Clarke family comes from Finland, Norway, France, and England.

Clarke Meaning & Etymology

Clarke comes from the word "clericus" which means "clerk."

Clarke Life Expectancy

According to our database of 33,261 people with the last name Clarke that have a birth and death date listed:

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Famous People named Clarke

  • Governor Jeremiah Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island, (1648- 1649)
  • Walter Clarke, Governor of Rhode Island, (1676- 1677)

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Most Common Clarke First Names

According to our database of 77,723 people with the last name Clarke that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 4.3%
  • William 4.2%
  • James 2.9%
  • Mary 2.5%
  • George 2.2%
  • Clarke 2.2%
  • Thomas 2.0%
  • Charles 1.9%
  • Robert 1.8%
  • Elizabeth 1.1%
  • Edward 1.0%
  • Joseph 1.0%
  • Margaret 1.0%
  • Henry 1.0%
  • Arthur 0.9%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Walter 0.7%
  • Frederick 0.7%
  • Albert 0.6%
  • Alfred 0.6%
  • Alice 0.5%
  • Catherine 0.5%
  • David 0.5%
  • Francis 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Florence 0.5%
  • Patrick 0.5%
  • Annie 0.5%
  • Michael 0.5%
  • Harry 0.5%
  • Ellen 0.5%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Dorothy 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Herbert 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Edith 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Ruth 0.3%
  • Peter 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • J 0.3%
  • Donald 0.3%
  • Jane 0.3%
  • Agnes 0.3%
  • Ann 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Daniel 0.3%

Clarke Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Some alternate spellings of Clarke are Clark, Clerke, and De Clare.

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