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#1 robb

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

I am addicted to salty snacks. I know, I know - I shouldn't eat too much salt. Regardless, I love them.

However, I'm bored with the current selection of supermarket chips, pretzles, etc. I love olives and pickles of all kinds (especially japanese) too but I still crave more variety.

What are your favorite salty snacks? Are there any you make and are willing to share the recipe for?

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#2 prasantrin

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:41 AM

What are your favorite salty snacks?  Are there any you make and are willing to share the recipe for?

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There is little better to quench a salt craving than deep-fried chicken skins (freshly fried, of course), sprinkled with salt and dipped in ketchup. If you want to gild the lily, dust them lightly with cornstarch before frying them. :wub:

#3 Radio7

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:44 AM

I am addicted to 'wheat thins' crackers.
Oh man, soooo salty and soothing. Try regular or the honey variety. The reduced fat ones are great too - I actually prefer them to regular.
Yes, I'm a salt addict. :sad:
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#4 Pan

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 02:11 AM

Does cheese count? If not, my favorite would have to be the spiced cashews I sometimes buy at Kalustyan's, here in Manhattan. But maybe I don't qualify for this thread, because I wish those were less salty...

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 05:46 AM

Prosciutto and salami
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:23 AM

All from the Indian store, though you can make all at home:

1. Murukku (aka chakli): you'll never bother with pretzels again
(twisted fried crisp dough thingies spicy)

2. Plantain chips (liberally red-chillied)

3. Chiwda (aka mixture): mix of puffed rice, nuts, raisins, spices,
other little fried things, etc.

4. Boondi (teeny tiny fried chickpea flour balls, spicy).

5. Spiced nuts (cashews, peanuts, whatever)

Basically anything from the snacks aisle in the Indian store.

Otherwise my global favorite is french fries.....

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#7 Tess

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 06:59 AM

Most of my favorites are Japanese; luckily, I have a Mitsuwa market nearby. We always have Pretz and Calbee shrimp crisps in the house, along with whatever rice crackers look good, and sometimes wasabi peas. And boiled edamame with lots of salt.

I am also shamefully addicted to baked Cheetos, especially the hot and spicy ones which I have trouble finding except in the vending machines at work. And I like Stacey's soy crisps, but no other brand.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:19 AM

Does cheese count?

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I think it does! One of my favorite salty snacks is thin slivers of very very old Dutch cheese.. with those lovely crunchy salt crystals.

another, less dignified one is anchovies, straight from the jar. Fortunately, I only get salt-cravings like that once a month :wacko:

Edited by Chufi, 21 January 2006 - 10:20 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:33 PM

Chufi,

Perhaps I'm veering a bit off track here, but I noticed you're from Amsterdam.

My cousin in The Netherlands, (Ede), often sends us packs of Dutch snacks and treats. I've noticed the licorice comes in either sweet or salty. Although I don't read Dutch, I've been able to deduce that "Zoute" means "salty", although I don't know if that's really the way I'd describe the candies I've had.

SB (especially likes Kraepelien & Holm Honey Bears) :raz:

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#10 M.X.Hassett

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

zout = salt
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:42 PM

Sliced apples smudged with miso.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:42 PM

Good bread (baguette, Jewish rye or pumpernickel, I don't care), sweet butter, Maldon salt.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 03:16 PM

Good bread (baguette, Jewish rye or pumpernickel, I don't care), sweet butter, Maldon salt.

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#14 Arianna

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 04:18 PM

avocados, tomatoes, or cucumbers with tons of salt on them.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:20 PM

On the chip side, try Tim's Cascade Jalapeno chips. Best chips I've had (they do mail order which is how I get them most of the time).

I also love an ice cold dill pickle.

Pickled Jalapeno (korean style): pickled in soy/sugar solution. They are really crunchy, salty and slightly sweet. Found in korean grocery stores. BTW, if anyone has the recipe, I would appreaciate a copy.

pickled beets.

Pickled herring (not the cream one).

#16 robb

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

I'll try some of these. Thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:15 PM

Lick finger, dip in fleur de sel, repeat.
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#18 Pan

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:29 PM

If cheese counts, my favorite salty snack (albeit more creamy) is Comte' cheese. :wub:

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#19 M.X.Hassett

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:36 PM

If cheese counts, my favorite salty snack (albeit more creamy) is Comte' cheese. :wub:

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Damn man now I have to go downstairs and shave off a few slices. (wow Casandra Wilson and Comte at the same moment, just call me a "pig in uhhh..... Comte :laugh: .
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

Have you ever tried mojama? It's salt-cured tuna from Spain. Something like tuna jerky. Nothing better with a glass of dry shery.
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#21 M.X.Hassett

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:08 PM

Have you ever tried mojama? It's salt-cured tuna from Spain. Something like tuna jerky. Nothing better with a glass of dry shery.

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Nothing better with a glass of anything.
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:19 PM

Calbee Snap Pea Crisps (I get them at TJs). Love 'em!

Pumpkin seeds - salted - that should take care of any salt cravings, and then some!

Beef jerky, slim jims, etc.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 08:48 PM

Dried salted cuttlefish.
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:30 PM

Utz 'Special Dark' pretzels. I don't know what I am going to do if they ever quit making these. We used to gorge on the extra salty splits that the in laws would bring us back from semi-annual trips to Penn. Dutch-land and the last bag they brought is still on a shelf in the pantry. They taste positively insipid after the Special Darks.

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:30 AM

-salted macadamia nuts and salted cashews

-dried squid and dried cuttlefish

-kettle chips with sour cream, pieces of crisped bacon and caramelized onions

-any sort of blue cheese, but especially Neil's Yard stilton

-salted caramel and chocolate

-the Asian-style beef jerky that's spicy and kind of moist :wub:

-Asian pork fluff/floss (those dehydrated shreds of heavily-seasoned pork) on white bread with scrambled egg and Japanese mayonnaise :wub: !!!!

-good baguette with a crisp crust, a thick slab of cold unsalted butter, and a sprinkle of crunch fleur de sel

-nut butters (with a spoon)

-a nice antipasto platter with olives, cornichons, and a good selection of dry-aged and cured meats and cheeses

-roasted garlic with olive oil, salt, and balsamic vinegar with fresh bread

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:18 AM

Baked/fried Ikan Bilis--little dried anchovies
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 10:55 PM

We'd make gorp - cocktail peanuts, raisins, and m&ms - if we were going camping, hiking, or skiing. I found I didn't like the m&ms, only the peanuts and raisins. I love peanuts and raisins. I love salt on the raisins.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:25 AM

I will second ling's Asian Beef Jerky vote. DELICIOUS. Beats the western kind any day in my books!

Whenever I crave salt, I usually yearn for Pringles chips. The reduced fat ones, especially. They have a good amount of salt and crunch that I looooove. :wub:

Wasabi peas (salty and spicy = good)

edamame with tonnes of kosher salt on top.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:12 AM

Pão de Queijo (brazilian cheese bread) are my all time favourite, and would have them all the time if my waistline could bear it. everyone who i have made them for loves them too, and also claim that they are addictive....yum yum

#30 Nicolai

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:52 AM

Mandarine segments or Navel Orange segments dipped in salt.
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