February 28, 2014

Parmesan Onion Cracker Bites

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As far as appetizers go, parmesan onion puffs are hardly new.  In fact, I found a version of this classic retro recipe in just about every Junior League and Ladies’ Hospital Auxiliary cookbook I own.  What is new, however, is using crackers as the base (thus saving the step of toasting bread slices). Also new and exciting are ShopRite’s Special Edition Stoned Wheat crackers.  I loved the mini sized crackers and thought they would be perfect for bite-sized canapés.

SUE Mini Crackers box

Parmesan Onion Cracker Bites

Makes about 40 Mini Cracker Bites

  • 40 mini crackers, from 1 box ShopRite Stoned Wheat Mini Crackers
  • 1 small yellow onion, coarsely grated (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup real mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Few grinds of black pepper

Turn on broiler. Arrange about 40 Stoned Wheat Mini Crackers on a baking sheet. (Line baking sheet with parchment paper to ease clean-up.) Grate onion using a box grater.

SUE Mini Crackers onion

In a small bowl, mix together grated onion, mayonnaise, parmesan and black pepper.

SUE onion mixture

Top each mini cracker with about 1 teaspoon of onion-cheese mixture. Try to cover as much of the top cracker surface as possible to prevent burning. (I could have done a little better with the corners.) Sprinkle with a little extra parmesan cheese.

SUE mini crackers spread

SUE mini crackers cheese

Place baking sheet under the broiler for about 3 minutes, or until onion-cheese mixture is bubbling and browned.

SUE mini crackers broil

SUE mini crackers cooked

SUE mini crackers tray

SUE mini crackers bite

Delicious served hot, but also good at room temperature.

Blog post and recipe by Sue Walter of Subee’s Kitchen.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As a Potluck Blogger, I received ShopRite Stoned Wheat Mini Crackers for free.