Souffle Crackers|Appetizer Recipe

Need a crispy cracker for dipping your favorite spreads? Souffle Crackers Recipe will be your go too scoop for dipping or serving with soup. A great appetizer featuring saltine crackers, ice water, melted butter, a little bit of  cayenne pepper and white sesame seeds. You and your guests will love these crunchy little crackers.

How to Make Souffle Crackers

The crackers are soaked briefly in ice cold water, patted dry then brushed with melted butter with cayenne.  Once the crackers are coated, lightly sprinkle with white sesame seeds.  You could also sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brush two baking sheets with melted butter. Set aside.
Fill a large shallow pan with ice water. Add single layer of saltine crackers to the water to allow them to absorb but not get soggy. About 5-8 seconds in the icy water.
Remove crackers carefully; allow excess water to drain off on paper towels.
Transfer crackers to butter rubbed baking sheets
Mix cayenne pepper with melted butter. Lightly brush crackers with butter mixture.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds or other seasoning of choice.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees and continue baking until golden- 5 -10 minutes.  Store  in sealed container when cool.

Best Saltine Crackers for this Recipe

“Saltine or soda cracker’ is a thin, usually square cracker usually made from white flour, sometimes yeast (although many are yeast free), and baking soda, with most varieties lightly sprinkled with coarse salt. It has perforations over its surface, as well as a distinctively dry and crisp texture.

Some familiar brand names of saltine crackers are Christie’s Premium (Canada), Nabisco‘s Premium (U.S.), Sunshine Biscuits‘ Krispy (U.S.), Keebler‘s Zesta (U.S.) (both owned by Kellogg’s), Molinos Modernos’ Hatuey (Dominican Republic) and Noel‘s Saltín (Colombia). Unsalted tops as well as whole grain saltines can also be found.”  According to Wikipedia.  Who knew there were so many saltine crackers, not to mention gluten free.

I uses Premium crackers but Zesta will also work for this recipe. You will not be crushing the crackers but laying them flat on a baking sheet to re-crisp.  Soaking the crackers briefly in ice water makes the crackers puff up during baking.  To be honest, I haven’t tested any gluten free or other saltine crackers for this recipe.  Let me know if you try a different kind.  The point is the crackers should puff up and be crisp after baking.

Additional Seasonings for Crackers

Brushing with melted butter and cayenne really adds additional flavor to the saltine. You could try other seasoning to the butter, like garlic, lemon/lime juice, taco seasoning, ranch dressing-dry packet.

Hope you will try this recipe. It was given to me 30 years ago from a cooking class I attended. We had these crackers with a salad.

Souffle Crackers|Appetizer Recipe

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Souffle Cracker Recipe|Appetizer

Ingredients

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48 saltine crackers

Ice water

1/2 cup melted butter

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

White sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Brush two baking sheets with melted butter.
  2. Fill large pan with ice water. Add crackers and let float to absorb water, but not soggy.
  3. Remove crackers carefully; allow excess water to drain off.
  4. Transfer to baking sheets; mix cayenne pepper with butter. Lightly brush crackers with butter mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees and continue baking until golden- 5 -10 minutes.
  6. Store  in sealed container when cool.

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