baked clams

Main dish
4 servings
12  Cherrystone clams
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
¼ cup Finely chopped onion
Clove garlic, peeled and crushed
Egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup Seasoned bread crumbs
⅛ teaspoon Dried oregano leaves
⅓ cup Seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons 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 ¼ 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 ⅓ 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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