Homemade Chips and Crackers

These crunchy snacks are perfect for entertaining or just to nibble on in the afternoon—serve them on their own or pair with one of our favorite dips.

Alaskan Shrimp Chips
Alaskan Shrimp Chips
Mother-daughter chef team, Kirsten and Mandy Dixon, turn this staple of Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine into an addictive snack and appetizer served at their rural Alaskan adventure lodges, Within the Wild.Matt Taylor-Gross
Smoked Bluefish Pâté with Hardtack Crackers
Smoked Bluefish Pâté with Hardtack Crackers
Bluefish gets the haute cuisine treatment at Puritan & Company in Cambridge, where chef-owner Will Gilson serves it as a smoky paté.Landon Nordeman
Potato Chips
Potato Chips
This recipe makes a party-size batch of chips, perfect as a snack (with or without a dip) or as a side dish—not only with sandwiches but also on the plate with roasted or grilled meats (or game). If there are chips left over, cover them loosely with aluminum foil and store in a cool, dry place.Matt Taylor-Gross
olive oil crackers
Olive Oil Crackers
Adapted from Anya Fernald's Home Cooked, this recipe for delicate, whole wheat-flecked crackers makes enough to feed a party, or last all week in your pantry. "The key to [their] crispiness is to roll out the dough extremely thin," the author writes. If the dough springs back at all while rolling, let it rest at room temperature for 5 minutes, then try again. Get the recipe for Olive Oil Crackers »Matt Taylor-Gross
The World's Best French Fries
The World's Best French Fries
Perfectly fluffy inside, crisp and golden outside—these fries, from a skilled and glamorous home cook, might be the best we've ever had. Get the recipe for The World's Best French Fries »Matt Taylor-Gross
Seeded Crispbread (Knäckebröd med Frön)
Seeded Crispbread (Knäckebröd med Frön)
This crackerlike Swedish bread made with sesame and sunflower seeds is a crunchy platform for gravadlax or pickled herring.Ingalls Photography
Montasio Cheese Crisps
Montasio Cheese Crisps
Lidia Bastianich, who owns New York's Felidia, grew up eating frico, the irresistible fried-cheese snack, in her hometown of Pula, Croatia (once part of Italy). Frico may be stuffed with a variety of fillings. When making this simple version, we added a little flour to help it hold its shape. See the recipe for Montasio Cheese Crisps »Christopher Hirsheimer
Pecan Cheese Wafers
Pecan Cheese Wafers
Pecans lightly brushed with egg whites are baked into cheesy, buttery wafers with a touch of chile flakes.Ingalls Photography
Salmon Tartare on Potato Crisps
Salmon Tartare on Potato Crisps
This recipe for creamy and piquant salmon tartare comes from Jeremy Marshall, the owner of New York's Aquagrill restaurant. The ingredients include a combination of capers, red onion, and dijon mustard, which give the dish an assertive kick. Get the recipe »Andrea Baranowski
Sweet Benne Wafers
Sweet Benne Wafers
Adapted from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen cookbook, these tuile-like cookies are crunchy, light, and airy with a delicate nuttiness from toasted sesame seeds.Helen Rosner
Cheese Straws
Cheese Straws
Serve these clever little appetizers instead of bread at lunchtime or for supper.Todd Coleman
Barbecue Potato Chips
Barbecue Potato Chips
Barbecue chips' smoky, tangy flavors are easy to create at home with a simple mixture that combines classic barbecue sauce spices such as chile powder, garlic powder, and onion powder, with the added kick of cayenne pepper.Todd Coleman