Beat 1 egg and gradually beat in ½ c all purpose flour. Slowly stir in ½ c milk, 1 c minced clams, ¼ tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper and 2 tbsp minced onion. If desired, stir in 2 tbsp minced green pepper. With hands shape mixture into 2 inch diameter patties. In a medium skillet heat ½ c vegetable oil over medium-high heat until hot. Fry the patties in the hot oil until golden brown.