Hot Clam and Cheese Spread
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)|
|Onion||1 Small, finely chopped|
|Green pepper/Red pepper||1⁄2 Small, finely chopped|
|Canned minced clams||8 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Can)|
|Pasteurized process american cheese||1 Pound, diced|
|Ketchup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Dry sherry||1 Tablespoon|
|Ground red pepper||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Crackers/Melba toast rounds||12|
1. Take a 1 ½ -quart glass casserole and add pepper, onion and butter into it. Microwave it for about 3-4 minutes at high. Keep the casserole uncovered throughout the cooking time.
2. Fold in drained minced clams and American cheese, lemon juice, dry sherry, ketchup and ground red pepper to it. Blend the mixture well.
3. Microwave the mixture for about 4-5 minutes at high until the cheese softens and stir the mixture twice.
4. Serve it after spreading on Melba toast rounds or crackers.