When I first told one of my Paleo-eating/Crossfitting-purist friends about my ‘nut cracker’ recipe, his response anything less than enthusiastic. ”Why do you need crackers?”, he asked, “Just eat real food!” In response, let me just say that while I do eat real food, I want a cracker substitute to serve it on. I’m guessing that I’m not the only one out there either, so here’s a nutty recipe for you fellow cracker-lovin’, real food eatin’ folks like me.
All-Purpose Primal Crackers
- 1.5 cups nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, etc.)
- 4 egg whites
- 2 Tbs. oil (melted butter, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, etc.)
- Dried spice(s) of choice: dill, parsley, oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic
- Salt, pepper to taste
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Grind nuts in food processor until you have a relatively fine cornmeal-like texture, and place in mixing bowel.
- Add dried spice(s), salt, and pepper to nuts and mix to combine.
- Add egg whites and oil of choice to nut mixture, and mix to combine. The mixture should be moist and sticky, but not liquidy (think pancake batter). If your mixture is too dry, add more oil. If it is too wet, add more ground nuts.
- Place mixture on center of parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Place a peace of wax paper or plastic wrap on top of the mixture, and use a rolling pin to roll out the mixture until it is 1/8th inch thick.
- Remove top sheet (wax paper or plastic wrap), prick dough with a fork and place in preheated oven.
- Bake at 325 degrees F, for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from oven, and cut into desired size/shape while still warm.
- Set aside, and let cool
- Serve as an accompaniment to your favorite dips and cheeses, or my personal favorite—with smoked salmon.
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