Jennifer Levisen lives and works in Albert Lea. She enjoys finding new recipes to share with her family.
Jennifer Levisen lives and works in Albert Lea. She enjoys finding new recipes to share with her family.

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One fish, two fish, red fish … homemade fish?

Published 12:10pm Monday, April 7, 2014

I get such a kick out of turning store-bought favorites into homemade delights. From graham crackers to macaroni and cheese to Goldfish, if I can I’d rather make them than buy them. It saves a little bit of money, and I like knowing what goes into the foods my family eats.

Photo by Jennifer Levisen.
Photo by Jennifer Levisen.

Like most kids, my son loves “fishy crackers,” so I was excited when I stumbled upon Catherine McCord’s recipe for whole-wheat cheddar crackers in her Weelicious Lunches cookbook. Like I was hoping, they provided a similar “fishy cracker” taste and thanks to a nifty little fish-shaped cookie cutter I picked up on a trip to Grand Marais, I was able to reproduce my son’s beloved snack.

Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, this recipe will produce a lot. Which is good, because they didn’t last too long in our house. Enjoy!

 

Whole-wheat cheddar crackers

 

Ingredients

• 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

• 1 cup whole-wheat flour

• 1 tablespoon of your favorite salt-free, herb seasoning

• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the cheddar cheese, flour and seasoning in a food processor and pulse to combine.

3. Add the butter and pulse until a ball forms.

4. Roll out the dough to quarter-inch thick on a floured or parchment-covered surface. Slice the dough into crackers or cut out your desired shapes with a cookie cutter.

5. Place the crackers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until they start to turn golden.

6. Cool and serve. Store in a covered container for up to two weeks.

 

Tip

• When the dough gets too warm it’ll become difficult to work with. Putting it in the refrigerator for a spell makes it easier to use.