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The first state admitted to the union, Delaware received her name from the Delaware River, which was in turn named by the English for Sir Thomas West, Lord de la Warr, the Virginia Company’s first governor.

Nickname: The First State
Statehood: December 7, 1787
Song: Our Delaware
Motto: Liberty and Independence
Flower: Peach Blossom
Tree: Holly
Bird: Blue hen chicken
Fish: Weakfish 
Insect: Ladybug


Weakfish Croquettes
1 lb cooked weakfish    
6 cooked mushrooms
2 eggs, separated     
1 egg, beaten      
Fresh parsley
Salt and pepper     
1 tbsp butter

Mix 1 tbsp of butter with 2 egg yolks. Add chopped, cooked mushrooms, chopped, cooked fish, parsley, salt and pepper together. Beat the egg whites stiff and combine. Place on a board and form croquettes in pyramid shapes. Roll them in flour; dip in beaten egg and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Fry in butter. Pour over them, tomato sauce or Bordelaise sauce.

Clams Marinara
6 dozen small clams
1 cup dry white wine
1 large onion, chopped    
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf      
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp butter      
Freshly ground black pepper
1 jar Marinara Sauce

Scrub clams well and place in a large kettle with remaining ingredients. Place over medium heat and steam until clams open. Discard any un-opened clams. Serve with Marinara Sauce over them.


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