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Baked Clams

Ingredients
  

  • 12 each cherrystone clams
  • 2 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 each clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 each egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano leaves, dried
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 2 teaspoon butter, or margarine, melted

Instructions
 

  • Remove clams from half shell and chop coarsely. Set clams and shellsaside.
  • In a medium-sized, heat-resistant, non-metallic mixing bowl place 2tablespoons butter. Heat in Microwave Oven 30 seconds or until melted.
  • Add onion and garlic. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 energy 3minutes 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.