Why make your baked clams with canned or frozen clams when it is so easy to get fresh clams? Most supermarkets have a fresh seafood department. Pick up a couple dozen and enjoy this great recipe!

**If you have never opened a clam before, please read this.

2 dozen clams
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 teaspoon parsley or chives
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Salt & pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese
Lemon juice

Scrub the clams well under cold water until all dirt is removed. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until they become golden. Carefully open the clams and remove the clams from shell. Chop up the clams very fine, mix with bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper and oregano. Fill the cleaned shells. Sprinkle with cheese and lemon juice. Dot with butter and place under a hot broiler for about 5 minutes.