Ingredients

  • 2 cn High-quality minced clams; drained, but reserve the juice
  • 3 pk (8-oz) Philadelphia cream cheese; softened
  • Salt; to taste
  • 1 md Onion; grated – use juice, too
  • Cayenne pepper; to taste

Directions

Combine clams, softened cream cheese, grated onion and juice. Add salt, to taste, and enough of the clam juice to make “dippable. ” Add the cayenne, to taste. Stir and place in an au gratin dish or other broiler-proof container and position under broiler until it browns a bit. Switch oven to Bake, and set at 300 degrees. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until thoroughly heated through. Serve with bagel chips, melba toast rounds, and other lightly-flavored crackers (it’s the dip you want to taste).