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Broken Crackers

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Don't you hate when you open a new box of crackers and half of them are broken?

I sure do.

But what do you do with them? Do you put them out with the unbroken ones on a cheese platter? Or do you just guiltily stand there in the kitchen scarfing them down?

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I eat the broken ones myself. One time, though, I was so p.o. at the number of broken ones I took them back to the store and got a refund. They weren't worth much, but it was the principle of the thing.

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Depending on the cracker, I use them as I would breadcrumbs. If they have wheat, and therefore gluten, in them, I use them as a binder in falafel, tofu balls, etc., a gratin topping, or as a breading for fried foods.

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Well I think it all depends on what shape they're broken into. If they're broken into triangles, little squares, and/or rectangles, they can present a very artistic alternative to a platter of crackers that all have the same boring shape. But if they're broken into little itsy bitsy crumby crumbs, then obviously they have no use. Unless, of course, you use them as crumbs. That is always an option.

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I never entertain, so frankly, I don't care.

But sometimes I make cheese platters for my wife and me. What to do then?

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I wonder why they are called crackers. :-)

I always turn the box and eat cracker and potato chips upside down. This way you finish the broken ones first.

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I prefer to rattle them, gently...

If you listen closely, as you sway the box, ever so gently to your ear, the crumbs rattling around will make a distinct noise...from which one can discern the ratio of cracker to crumb.

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They get saved for DH's best production: Macaroni and Cheese from his Mother's recipe.

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Depending on the cracker, I use them as I would breadcrumbs. If they have wheat, and therefore gluten, in them, I use them as a binder in falafel, tofu balls, etc., a gratin topping, or as a breading for fried foods.

Yes, what Lisa and others said...breadcrumb/coating.

Also, you could save them for the next time you have soup or chili where you'll crumble the crackers anyway.

Yeah, that's it. They're not broken crackers...they're pre-crumbled crackers. :wink:

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Have you tried my mom's mac and cheese? The crackers are the only edible part.

I'd rather eat the stuff in the box, while its still in the box.....

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Have you tried my mom's mac and cheese? The crackers are the only edible part.

I'd rather eat the stuff in the box, while its still in the box.....

OMG, that's too funny!

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