2lbs cooked surf clams, chopped, shells reserved for serving

1 small onion, diced

1 medium fresh green pepper, diced

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder

1 TBSP parsley, chopped

1 pint clam juice

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup Ritz Crackers, crushed

1 cup plain bread crumbs

Paprika for garnish

 

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Saute onion & pepper in a tablespoon of oil, adding seasonings and remove from heat. Stir in clams, juice, eggs & butter until combined. Then add crackers & crumbs. Divide into 12 clam shells and bake on a sheet or muffin tin for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Garnish with paprika and serve warm.