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Crumb-Topped Clams

In my family, it wouldn't be Christmas Eve without baked clams. They're easy to make and always a hit. —Annmarie Lucente, Monroe, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 pounds kosher salt
  • 2 dozen fresh littleneck clams
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • Lemon wedges


  • Spread salt into an ovenproof metal serving platter or a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Shuck clams, leaving clams and juices in bottom shells. Arrange in prepared platter; divide juices among shells.
  • In a small bowl, mix dry bread crumbs, chicken broth, parsley, oil, garlic, oregano and pepper; spoon over clams. Sprinkle with panko bread crumbs.
  • Broil 4-6 in. from heat 6-8 minutes or until clams are firm and crumb mixture is crisp and golden brown. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 clam: 31 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • jackie
    Dec 19, 2020

    My mom used hot sauce, seasoned bread crumbs and put a small piece of bacon on top. Broiled in oven till brown. Called them clams casinos