How to make salami crackers. A super easy recipe! Click through for instructions.

When you think of a typical meat and cheese tray, what comes to mind?

Sliced deli meats. A variety of cheeses. And crackers. Lots of 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 go great on a charcuterie board.

Instructions for making homemade salami crackers. A great low-carb substitute for traditional crackers.

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.

The Cost

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.

Learn how I made all this food – for less than $10.00

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Instructions for making homemade salami crackers. A great low-carb substitute for traditional crackers.

Salami Crackers

Yield: 20 crackers
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

As an alternative to salami, use pepperoni slices. This makes for a smaller, bite-size cracker.

These crackers are low carb, paleo and Whole30 friendly! Look for nitrate-free salami.


  • Sliced genoa salami


  1. Place salami slices in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Place fried salami slices on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Allow to cool and serve.

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