Clam au Gratin

Fish and seafood recipes are often prepared in au gratin style. The term au gratin refers to a dish that is baked with a topping of breadcrumbs and cheese.
Ingredients
  • 1 pint clams
  • 1-1/4 cups clam liquor and milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or other fat
  • 1 cup cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. Drain clams and save liquor. Chop.
  2. Scald liquor; add butter, macaroni, crumbs, cheese, seasonings and clams; mix well.
  3. Blend in egg.
  4. Place in a well greased 1-quart casserole.
  5. Bake in a moderate oven, 350° F, about 45 minutes or until firm.
Notes
Serves 6.

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