How To Make Salami Crackers
Slices of salami are fried until crispy, making the perfect addition to a cheese plate or charcuterie board.
When you think of a typical meat and cheese tray, what comes to mind?
Sliced deli meats? A variety of cheeses? Crackers?
What if you could make your boring old meat and cheese platter into something your guests will rave about?
You can have all this – and more – when you make your own homemade salami crackers. These crunchy meat “crackers” go great on a charcuterie board.
What Are Salami Crackers?
Salami crackers are basically just fried slices of salami. When they’re pan-fried, they crisp up and become cracker-like.
If you’re having a hard time imagining what a salami cracker tastes like, think about pepperoni slices on top of a pizza. When the pizza gets just a bit overdone and the pepperoni on top crisps up – yeah. That’s it. It’s delicious.
On that note, you can make these using pepperoni as well. The crackers will be smaller, obviously, but just as tasty.
These crackers are as cheap as the salami they’re made out of.
I bought a package of Genoa salami from ALDI for $2.99. This is the starting point for a great appetizer spread, like the one pictured below.
Be sure to buy thin-sliced salami – the deli meat kind. Not the thick, coin-like salamis.
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- Sliced genoa salami
- Place salami slices in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Fry one or two salami slices at a time, about one minute on each side. Push down any bubbles that form with a fork to ensure a flat cracker.
- Place fried salami slices on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Allow to cool and serve.