Helping families eat healthier for less

Helping families eat healthier for less

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Homemade Green Onion Crackers are sure to impress

Homemade Green Onion Crackers are sure to impress

The Recipe ReDux has been around for 54 months! To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 54 or 154.

I chose Mollie Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven cookbook that I haven’t used in ages, although it has many good recipes in it. I turned to page 54 and found a recipe for Green Onion Wonton Strips. 

Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven cookbook

This recipe is for making homemade crackers, not really won tons. The original recipe had only white flour, scallions, salt, water, vegetable oil and Chinese sesame oil. I wanted to make them with more fiber so I substituted high fiber flour from Bob’s Red Mill and I added sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and dill. I also found that instead of oil in a skillet, they worked just fine using non-stick spray. I also suggest cutting the green onion pancakes into squares as well as strips.

You will impress your family and guests this holiday when you bring out these homemade crackers. They’re perfect served with cheeses, especially goat cheese, one of my favorites. Your guests will know they’re homemade as they don’t have perfect edges.

Green Onion Crackers

1-1/3 cups high fiber wheat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
3 medium scallions, finely minced (about 1/3 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 cup water
Extra flour for handling dough
Non-stick cooking spray
1 tablespoon Chinese sesame oil

In a medium bowl, combine flour, scallions, salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and dill. Add the water and stir until well combined and ball is formed. Transfer dough to floured surface and knead a few times, adding additional flour if needed to keep from sticking. Divide the dough into 6 equal balls. Roll each ball on floured surface with floured rolling pin until thin, about 7 inches in diameter. Stack the pancakes on a plate, using flour between them to keep them separate. Heat a heavy skillet sprayed with non-stick spray over medium heat. Add pancakes one at a time and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Brush the top side of each pancake with sesame oil. Cut each pancake in half and then each half into thin strips or squares. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Let cool at least 10 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Makes 6 to 8 servings (about 90 bite-sized crackers).

Nutrition Information per 1/8th Serving:
92 calories, 3 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g dietary fiber, 3 g protein, and 149 mg sodium.

Preparation Steps for Green Onion Crackers