• 2 c Fine soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 ts Paprika
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 3 Dozen littleneck clams, on the half shell
  • 9 sl Raw bacon
  • 1 Lemon, cut into wedges


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Toss together bread crumbs, paprika, olive oil and garlic. Place clams in a flat baking dish. Mount some of the bread crumb mixture on each clam. Cut bacon slices into quarters and place a piece on each clam. Bake 25 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. If desired, the clams may be served on a bed of heated rock salt. Serve with lemon wedges.