Red Pepper Cracker Puffs

  • Serves

    serves 4-6

Here is a spicy variation on a simple cracker puff recipe from noted food writer Clementine Paddleford


  • 20 unsalted soda crackers
  • 2 12 tsp. butter, softened
  • 5 tsp. grated parmigiano-reggiano
  • Cayenne pepper


Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Soak crackers in a medium bowl of ice water, a few at a time, until slightly swollen and soft, about 20 seconds. (Don't soak too long, or they'll disintegrate.) Arrange softened crackers in a single layer on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Step 2

Brush each cracker with 1⁄8 tsp. butter, then sprinkle each with 1⁄4 tsp. of the grated parmigiano-reggiano and a pinch of cayenne. Bake until slightly puffed and golden, 7–10 minutes.

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