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.”
Nims, the president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, turns her attention to the salty side in this imaginative collection of 75 recipes for DIY chips, dips, crackers, and other appetizers. Relying on detailed though text-heavy instructions rather than step-by-step photos, Nims (Gourmet Game Night) guides readers through the process of creating duck fat potato chips, bacon-chive bread with goat cheese, sesame chicken bites, and other savory fare. While the expected litany of fried veggie chips are well represented, Nims does a nice job of expanding readers' repertoires to include roasted salami chips, cumin lentil crackers and anchovy crisps, not to mention duck jerky, tempura green beans with tapenade, curry-pickled quail eggs, and deviled bacon. Novice entertainers hoping for basic guacamole or cheese straw recipes will likely be overwhelmed by Nims' inventive assortment, but experienced cooks looking for some unique riffs should find this to be an engaging and palate-expanding collection. Photos.