Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour

  3. 2/3 cup potato flour

  4. 2 tablespoons dried chives or -- minced

  5. 6 tablespoons fresh chives -- minced

  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  7. 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  8. 1/2 cup shortening

  9. 1/2 cup water -- approx.

  10. salt for the tops -- optional

  11. paprika for the tops -- optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. In the food processor or a large bowl, combine the flours, chives, salt, and pepper. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Slowly blend in the water to form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive ball.

  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll out into a thin rectangle 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick. Sprinkle lightly and evenly with a little salt and paprika, if desired, and roll over the dough lightly with the rolling pinWith a sharp knife or a cookie cutter, cut into 2 inch squares or other shapes. Transfer them to an ungreased baking sheet. Prick each cracker 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork.

  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Some crackers will brown more quickly than others, so keep a careful watch during the last five minutes of baking. Remove to a rack to cool. VARIATIONS: For the ultimate baked potato cracker, substitute sour cream for the water and crumble crisp bacon into the flour. Increase or decrease the amount of pepper to taste.


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