Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites by Cynthia Nims

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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Fried doughs; Snacks
    • Ingredients: canned clams; sour cream; mayonnaise; yogurt; green onions; herbs of your choice; ground cayenne pepper; vegetable oil; potatoes
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    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: kabocha squash
    • Accompaniments: Miso-spinach dip
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  • Parsnip and carrot chips
    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; parsnips; vegetable oil; thyme
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  • Kale chips with lemon and ginger
    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: kale; lemons; fresh ginger
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: portabello mushrooms
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    • Categories: Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Sichuan peppercorns; apples
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  • Coconut crisps with basil and chiles
    • Categories: Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: coconut chips; basil; serrano chiles
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; Aleppo pepper; phyllo pastry
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; phyllo pastry; curry powder
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    • Ingredients: parsley; chives; basil; butter; phyllo pastry
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: pesto of your choice; phyllo pastry
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Snacks; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: wasabi paste; soy sauce; vegetable oil; wonton wrappers; cilantro; toasted sesame oil
    • Accompaniments: Miso-spinach dip
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: hazelnuts; Parmesan cheese; thyme; pita bread
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  • Spicy tortilla crisps with queso fundido
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Dips, spreads & salsas; Snacks; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn tortillas; green onions; sharp cheddar cheese; Monterey Jack cheese; cilantro; ground chipotle chiles
    • Accompaniments: Black bean dip
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    • Categories: Snacks; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Parmesan cheese; pink peppercorns
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    • Categories: Snacks; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: aged Gouda cheese; cumin seeds
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    • Categories: Snacks; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Manchego cheese; green olives
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks
    • Ingredients: white bread; anchovy paste
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    • Categories: Snacks
    • Ingredients: Worcestershire sauce; thyme; rustic bread
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    • Categories: Snacks; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: ricotta cheese; baguette bread; pine nuts; mint
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: puff pastry; sesame seeds; poppyseeds
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Snacks; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: yellow cornmeal; milk; butter; chiles
    • Accompaniments: Black bean dip
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    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Quick / easy
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; sharp cheddar cheese; smoked paprika; pale ale
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  • Poppy seed crackers

    • hillsboroks on January 05, 2016

      These were the perfect answer to an empty box of crackers during a freezing rain storm that prevented a quick trip to the grocers. I had been intending to give this book a try and now wonder why I waited so long. The cracker dough was a breeze to put together and easy to roll out and cut. The first batch went into the oven per the recipe with no changes. They took about 2 extra minutes to bake crispy and tasted very good. For the 2nd and 3rd pans I pricked the dough with a fork and added a sprinkle of Sel Gris. My husband liked these much more than the plain crackers. The final pan was pricked with a fork and sprinkled with garlic salt. These crackers were so good and so easy I am beginning to think about not buying crackers in the future. These would be fun to make with children too. I can hardly wait to try the other cracker recipes and play with herbs and other salts.

  • Rosemary cornmeal crackers

    • hillsboroks on February 04, 2016

      These are our new favorite cracker. I have been using Bob's Red Mill finely ground cornmeal and the texture is perfect. I've made these several times and found that rolling them as thin as possible, 1/16th inch if possible, makes the best crackers. Since they are so thin you have watch them closely to make sure you don't burn them but they are absolutely worth it.

  • Rye crackers with caraway

    • hillsboroks on February 04, 2016

      Great flavor cracker and good with cheese. I only had 1 tbls caraway seeds but the flavor was still good and my husband said he thought putting the full amount of caraway seeds in would have been too much for him.

    • leilx on August 12, 2018

      Good cracker! Loved the flavor. Easy to make.

  • Savory hazelnut-fig shortbread

    • hillsboroks on February 04, 2016

      My first batch was dry and crumbly and I had a hard time getting the dough to hold together even though I weighed the flour. Next time I think I will cut the amount of flour back by 1/4 cup. Also I used dried figs from the bulk section of my grocers and they ended up crispy after the shortbread was baked. Next time if the figs seem dry to begin with I will soak them a bit first to soften them and see if that works better. The finished result was blander than I expected but when paired a strong cheese it was lovely. We served them with Rogue Smoky Blue Cheese and they were heavenly.

    • leilx on August 05, 2018

      I had the same issue as the other commenter: crumbly and dry. I got the dough together but even after a stint in the freezer it was hard to cut without crumbling. I also weighed so I think being careful with flour is a good idea.

  • Roasted pepper and walnut spread

    • leilx on August 12, 2018

      Pretty intense dip. Easy to make but the flavor isn’t for everyone.

  • Artichoke-roasted garlic spread

    • leilx on August 12, 2018

      Easy dip. Garlic was very subtle even when I doubled it. I felt like it needed a bit of punching up but people liked it as it was.

  • The best crackers

    • leilx on August 12, 2018

      Good. I’m not a huge fan of the yeasty flavor. Easy to make.

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Reviews about this book

  • Baking Bites

    ...the recipes are straightforward and not difficult, even if making your own potato chips takes a little bit more work than buying a bag down at the grocery store, and the results are well worth it.

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  • Kitchn

    ...definitely intended for an adult palate (unless your child is an especially adventurous eater!) Even more of them would make your next cocktail party an unforgettable event.

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  • Serious Eats

    And while nachos, hot wings, and cheap beer are all welcome game-time snacks, sometimes a break from routine is welcome. Most of the recipes are quick and easy to throw together the morning of a party

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  • ISBN 10 1299180469
  • ISBN 13 9781299180468
  • Published Sep 25 2012
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 168
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

This collection of 75 recipes for savory puffs, chips, crackers, breads, nuts, veggies and meats puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade snacks.

Are you ready to take your love of salty snacks to the next level? 


     This collection of seventy-five recipes for veggie chips, cheese straws, toasted nuts, pita chips, herb crackers, savory cookies, and snack mixes puts a fresh, crunchy spin on homemade nibbles. 
     So broaden your horizons beyond microwave popcorn and bagged chips to include inventive snacks like Roasted Chickpeas with Sumac, Coconut Crisps with Basil and Chiles, Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip, Stilton and Walnut Pinwheels, and more. 
     Indeed, with all the excess sodium and hidden preservatives in prepackaged foods, it’s smart as well as delicious to make your own savory bites from scratch. Nutritious offerings like Parsnip and Carrot Chips, gluten-free recipes like Cumin Lentil Crackers, and the option to customize the amount of added salt (or alternative spices and sprinklings) will appeal to snackers of every stripe. Perfect for cocktail parties, after-school snack time, or anytime you need a nosh, this collection’s easy techniques and exotic flavors are sure to delight anyone with a “salty tooth.”

Are you ready to take your love of salty snacks to the next level?



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