While working at a restaurant, I needed a better recipe for baked clams. This is the what I devised. They went over very well. This can also be used as a spread on crackers.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in heated oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more, making sure not to brown the garlic. Stir in the clams, thyme, and oregano. Remove from heat and stir in the beaten egg. Once combined, mix in breadcrumbs and spoon mixture into 4 ramekins; arrange on a baking sheet. Drizzle butter over each ramekin.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

234.6 calories; 15.6 g protein; 16 g carbohydrates; 87.1 mg cholesterol; 208.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
Great recipe. Didn't really make any changes. The recipe called for an onion. I like onions so I used a larger onion. I didn't use a full two tbs of butter topping the ramikins prior to baking as I like to watch the fat and calories. I'm sure a full two tbs of butter would taste great though. This is particularly a great recipe using canned clams and you need a quickie dish. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/14/2011
I hate to leave a bad review but my husband and I did not care for this. Too much onion too many herbs and not enough clams. I don't know how this could possibly yield 4 servings even as an appetizer. Read More
(13)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
Great recipe. Didn't really make any changes. The recipe called for an onion. I like onions so I used a larger onion. I didn't use a full two tbs of butter topping the ramikins prior to baking as I like to watch the fat and calories. I'm sure a full two tbs of butter would taste great though. This is particularly a great recipe using canned clams and you need a quickie dish. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
Great recipe. Didn't really make any changes. The recipe called for an onion. I like onions so I used a larger onion. I didn't use a full two tbs of butter topping the ramikins prior to baking as I like to watch the fat and calories. I'm sure a full two tbs of butter would taste great though. This is particularly a great recipe using canned clams and you need a quickie dish. I will definitely make this again. Read More
(29)
Rating: 1 stars
03/14/2011
I hate to leave a bad review but my husband and I did not care for this. Too much onion too many herbs and not enough clams. I don't know how this could possibly yield 4 servings even as an appetizer. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2011
Added 3 slices cooked chopped turkey bacon & 1 Tablespoon of hot sauce (Tabasco). After baking topped with Parmesan cheese - AWESOME!! Served as appetizer for pool party/cookout. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2009
This was a good way to use up the can of chopped clams I had. My husband who swore the only clams he likes are when they're in clam chowder smelled it cooking and stole a bite or two when it was done. He said it was good. Instead of using oil I chopped up a piece of thick pepper bacon and then fried 1/4 of an onion (chopped) with it. I just couldn't see adding a whole onion to that little can of clams. Also since I'm on a low-carb diet I used parmesan cheese instead of bread crumbs. I didn't have any fresh garlic so I used powdered (which just isn't the same!) I also used rosemary instead of thyme 'cause that's all I had. It only filled two ramekins but that may be because I didn't use the amount of onion called for I drained some of the clam juice and I only used 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese for the bread crumbs. It was pretty good but I don't see myself making it again unless I happen to have chopped clams on hand. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
This is a great recipe! I baked it in one dish though and served it with sea salt melba toast rounds. I always make too many appetizers so I had some leftovers that I used to stuff button mushrooms and baked at 350 for about 15 minutes....YUM!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
Very good. I don't like thyme so I omitted that. Next time I would used 1/2 an onion a whole onion was just a little too much. And I would probably pick up some clam shells and stuff them. This was a fast and easy recipe canned clams are on sale often good value. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2012
Serving size was insanely tiny. The taste was good but the proportion of bread crumbs to clams was way off. If I were to do this again I'd halve the bread crumbs and triple the clams. I might also make patties and bake them rather than using the ramekins. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2011
Very easy and even more tasty. Based on other reviews I cut the onions down to 1/2 cup. Made these for my husband as an appetizer while he was grilling and he loved them. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2014
This recipe was okay. It did not taste bad at all. I did feel it was too dry/crumbly for me. Read More