Slices of salami are fried until crispy, making the perfect addition to a cheese plate or charcuterie board.

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? 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.

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:

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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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to throw a great, food-centric get-together. You just need some creativity and a cheap place to shop!

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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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