What to do with a boatload of saltines if you don’t want to use them as a vehicle for cheese, spreads, etc.? Cook with them, of course!

On the sweet side, Chowhounds are crazy for a confection of saltines layered with a butterscotch concoction and covered with melted chocolate (most also sprinkle it with chopped nuts). scuzzo says the “sweet, salty, butter, crunchy goodness is quite mind blowing.” Here’s a basic recipe. missfunkysoul also says that saltine and peanut butter sandwiches dipped in chocolate make a fine snack indeed.

For savory uses, make cracker crumbs using a food processor or a resealable plastic bag and rolling pin. Use the crumbs for breading chicken, fish fillets, pork chops, or cutlets, or as a binder in meatloaf or meatballs. Freeze extras in airtight containers. The best fried shrimp alliedawn_98’s ever had were rolled in fine cracker crumbs, then dipped in a wash of egg and milk, then rolled in cracker crumbs again before frying. Gio tops fillets of whitefish with crumbled saltines mixed with minced garlic, parsley, and freshly ground pepper, then drizzles with lemon juice, sprinkles with paprika, and bakes at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

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