Ingredients

  • 12 Cherrystone clams
  • 2 tb Butter or margarine, melted
  • 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

Directions

Remove clams from half shell and chop coarsely. Set clams and shells aside. In a medium-sized, heat-resistant, non-metallic mixing bowl place 2 tablespoons butter. Heat in Microwave Oven 30 seconds or until melted. 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. Spoon mixture into reserved shells. Place shells on a heat- resistant, non-metallic serving platter. 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. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until heated through.