Cook garlic, onion and celery in butter until tender. Blend in flour and seasonings. Add clams and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Stir a little of the hot sauce into eggs. Add egg mixture to remaining sauce, stirring constantly. Add cracker meal and parsley. Fill well-greased individual shells or casseroles with mixture and top with bacon. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 6 servings