White House Souffled Saltines

These actually were served at the White House during the Kennedy years!  And they are quite delicious.  Set aside some time and don’t plan on doing this for a large party…but it will be worth the effort.

  • Two dozen saltine crackers
  • Four tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Your choice of poppy or sesame seeds, dill or rosemary, or what-have-you

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Float saltine crackers on a rimmed baking sheet filled with ice water.  Let soak for ten to twenty minutes and remove with a slotted spatula, draining excess water.  Very carefully place in a single layer on a buttered baking sheet and brush gently with butter  or spray with olive oil. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings and bake for 25 minutes until puffed and golden.  They may be crisped later in a hot oven for 3 to five minutes.