Spicy Parmesan Crackers

Spicy Parmesan Crackers

In a given week, I probably add at least 5 recipes to my must-try-soon list. Well, it's impossible to try all of the recipes I hope to make when I collect them at that rate, especially considering my rather extensive cookbook collection and my own imagination as well. But even though I found this recipe for spicy Parmigiano crackers last May, I never did forget how much I wanted to taste these crispy little spicy delights. I was not disappointed in the least. The result was a light flaky cracker that are fine enjoyed just on their own and are also a delightful addition to hors d'œuvre platters.


Spicy Parmesan CrackersSpicy Parmesan Crackers
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Adapted from Kitchen Unplugged
Published on June 11, 2008

These crispy and flaky Parmesan cheese crackers are dusted with spices are easy to make, and are a great addition to snack platters

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Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup unbleached white flour
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan Cheese
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of curry powder
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cold milk or buttermilk
  • ground cumin and paprika for sprinkling
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cheese, salt, curry powder and cayenne. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or a fork. The butter should be reduced to small pieces. Add the milk gradually until a dough is formed. Knead briefly, shape into a ball, and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • On a lightly floured board, roll the dough out until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Cut into small squares and transfer to the baking sheet. Sprinkle with some cumin and paprika.

  • Bake for 12 minutes or until the crackers are nicely browned. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

Makes about 30 crackers

Spicy Parmesan Crackers

16 comments:

Peter M said...

Lisa, these with some olives, plonk and other nibblies would be just right here on the patio.

Lulu Barbarian said...

Here's a kind of wierd question, just out of curiosity: You collect approximately 5 recipes a week, but about how many new recipes are you able to try per week, on average?

Johanna said...

love these - they look a little flaky - I will put them on my to do list but it does just keep growing like yours - so many good recipes....

well if it takes as long as you did I am sure it will be worthwhile

vegeyum said...

Y U M. Maybe for dinner tonight....

Gattina said...

Lisa, oh your crackers are so adorable!!! Glad you like the recipe.
I saw some of the comment here... olive oil sounds like a great idea! Genius! Will explore this total veg version.

Ricki said...

These look so light and flaky! And I know what you mean about amassing a list of recipes. . . so many recipes, so little time. . . !!

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yum those look so good and flaky! I've never made my own crackers before. And I know what you mean about adding recipes to the must try soon list. I feel like there's no way I can possible try all the recipes out there that I want to!

Jeena said...

I agree with Peter, olives would be fantastic with these delicious crackers.

kittie said...

Mmmm - I can just imagine how delicious these are!

We are going to end up with huge trains of bookmarked recipes - i saw this on x, who got it from y, who adapted it from x... Yay for Chinese foodie whispers!

Holler said...

Those sound lovely, Lisa. I bet they would be good served with soup! There I go, No Croutons Required on the brain!

Lisa said...

Lulu, that's a tough question. Since starting my kitchen blog, I rarely make the same thing. Though I don't cook every day, I probably make at least 5 new things in a given week. Sometimes these are recipes I have made up, sometimes they are adapted from another blog or from one of my many cookbooks.

LisaRene said...

I know what you mean about too many recipes and not enough time. With summer here (sort of, I was walking the dogs yesterday evening wearing two layers of fleece and gloves!) all my friends and neighbors seem to be twice as social then in the winter months, and we have many more evenings out and less time to cook :(

Red Chillies said...

These look so crispy and flaky almost like puff pastry. I loved the fact that these are so easy to make and that you with regular house old stuff.

cookinpanda said...

These sound really good. The perfect snack.
Having a food blog (and reading others) has really opened my eyes to what can be made at home. I never would have thought to make homemade crackers before. But now I understand the appeal (and just how easy it is!)

Ruth Elkin said...

What tasty treats! I'm absolutely loving the look of these.

Thanks for submitting them to bookmarked recipes. They'll be in the round up later today. And thanks for the invite to join in No Croutons Required, I'm getting my thinking hat on and hopefully will be able to join in.

Erica said...

Ooh nice! I always have these ingredients on hand, I love having recipes that I can whip up in case company stops by.