Baked Clams

January 11, 2013By


12    Cherrystone clams
2 tb Butter or margarine
1/4 c  Finely chopped onion
1    Clove garlic, peeled
-and crushed
1    Egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c  Seasoned bread crumbs
1/8 ts Dried oregano leaves
1/3 c  Seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tb Butter or margarine, melted

1. Remove clams from half shell and chop coarsely. Set clams and shells
aside. 2. In a medium-sized, heat-resistant, non-metallic mixing bowl place
2 tablespoons butter. Heat in Microwave Oven 30 seconds or until melted. 3.
Add onion and garlic. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 energy 3 minutes
or until onion is tender. Add egg, the 1/4 cup bread crumbs, chopped clams
and oregano to onion mixture. 4. Spoon mixture into reserved shells. Place
shells on a heat- resistant, non-metallic serving platter. 5. In a small
bowl combine the 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs and the 2 tablespoons melted
butter. Sprinkle buttered bread crumbs on top of clam mixture. 6. Heat,
uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until heated through.

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