These Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers should be called “gone in a flash” crackers. “Gone in a flash” especially when a plateful of them is placed on the coffee table during a football game. No matter how big of a batch I make, they never last a day in our house. (Except for the time I hid some from my hubby so I could enjoy them in my Caesar salad the next day, but shhhh….) Yes, not only are these snack crackers good in a salad, but as soup toppers, too.
I not only love these crackers, but I also love that the ingredients are ones I always have on hand. So just about anytime a craving hits or a request is made, I can make up a batch. I don’t make these crackers very often, for we would be eating them all the time. But as I was getting ready to chop up half a leftover onion for the freezer, I immediately stopped and knew exactly what I would do. Perfect timing, too, because football season snacking has just started.
Forget regular cheese crackers. These crackers get their spiciness from hot sauce and Cajun seasoning, their crispiness from potato chips, their sharp onion flavor from grated sweet onions. Add in freshly grated cheese and the perfect snack cracker combination is complete. But if you are left wanting more and are a true onion lover (with no hot date on the calendar) serve these spicy onion cheese crackers with onion dip for an over-the-top blast of onion flavor!
To really change up these Spicy Onion Cheese Crackers, use any chips you have on hand, especially the “bottom of the bag” chips. They are already crushed and ready to go.
Put on Your TO COOK IS TO CREATE Thinking Cap: No hot sauce? Use jalapeno juice. Want a heartier snack cracker? Add crumbled cooked bacon. No onions? Use minced green onions. Want a cheesier cracker? Use cheetos, cheese puffs, or cheese chips instead of regular potato chips. With all the flavored chips available nowadays, think about what flavors you would enjoy in an onion cracker. Not a big onion fan? Half the amount and add more chips or cheese. No chips on hand? Use crackers, instead. Want a spicy drink to enjoy while snacking? Have a Hot Jalapeno Juice Summer Mule.
FOOD FUN: Any day I am in the kitchen it is fun, but some days are just a delight. We are fortunate to be able to spend some time in our mountain cabin and I never know what “visitors’ I may have at the kitchen window. As I was taking these crackers out of the oven, I realized I had an audience. Perhaps they are “snackers’ on crackers, too! Look closely and you’ll spot the wild turkeys.