Crispy snacks – DIY…


Barbecue season is in full swing. And it’s always great to have something go with it. Of course, there is pasta salad and rice salad, but sometimes we are looking for snacks just after barbecuing or something we can bring to a BBQ party. Here some recipes for DIY tortilla chips, crisps and grissini. Why make them yourself? This way you have full control over the ingredients that are being used. You can avoid aroma, additives, wheat and all the other stuff that causes trouble when suffering from histamine intolerance. Just bear in mind, these are snacks – it’s not a main dish 😉 And remember to drink enough to them.

1st DIY potato crisps

 

preparation time:

ca. 5 minutes

time in the oven:

ca. 15-20 minutes

difficulty:

simple

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ingredients:

however much potatoes you want (3 to 4 potatoes is enough for one baking tin full, which is enough for a medium-sized bowl)
oil to dribble on top
spices and herbs that you can tolerate and like, i used curcuma/turmeric, cayenne pepper (not everybody can tolerate that), rosemary, thyme, oregano and sea salt

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preparation:

Peel potatoes and chop into thin slices about 2-3 mm thick maximum. Place baking paper on a baking tin and place the raw potatoes on it. Add spices and dribble the oil over the potatoes.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 250°C in the preheated oven. If your crisps are very thin the time will be shorter, thick ones need a little longer (and they don’t become so crispy).

tip: 

With this basic recipe you can also prepare other vegetable crisps, e.g. zucchini crisps.

2nd DIY grissini

 

preparation time:

ca. 15 minutes

time in the oven:

ca. 15 minutes

difficulty:

simple

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ingredients for about 10-15 pieces:

250g spelt flour
1 handful of pumpkin seeds
ca. 100ml water
4 tbsp. hemp oil
1 tbsp. black seed oil
salt
rosemary
1/3 tsp. baking powder
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preparation:

Mix all ingredients, except for the pumpkin seeds. Knead the dough with your hands.

Either use a rolling pin to roll the dough or tap parts of the dough with your hands to make 10 x 10 cm pieces that are about 5 mm thick. Place some pumpkin seeds in the middle and roll the pieces up. You can still shape and elongate the raw grissini in your hands until they are about double the lengths of the dough pieces you tapped.

Place them on a baking tin that is covered with baking paper.

Grind the rest of the pumpkin seeds in a mortar. Dab water on the raw grissini and then stick the pumpkin seeds sprinkles onto the grissini.

Bake at 200°C for about 15 minutes.

tip: 

You can also use sesame or poppy seeds as topping for the grissini if you tolerate those.

3rd DIY tortilla chips

 

preparation time:

ca. 15 minutes

time in the oven:

ca. 5-8 minutes

difficulty:

simple

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ingredients for about 2 baking tins:

100g spelt flour
100g corn flour
70g polenta/samp
25g butter or oil
150ml warm milk or warm water
1 pinch of maple syrup
1 heaped tsp. of salt
1/2 tsp. curcuma/turmeric (if you tolerate it)
1/3 tsp. cayenne pepper (if you tolerate it)

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preparation:

Mix the spices. If you don’t have problems with spices you can also use more than listed above or just add other spices you think could fit, e.g. curry. To make this recipe suitable for histamine intolerance there is no curry in it.

Heat up milk/water and mix with the spices and butter/oil. Remove from the stove. Add flour and polenta/samp and knead the dough. The dough should not stick to your fingers. If it still sticks add some spelt flour.

Roll the dough (about 1 to 2 mm thick maximum). Cut triangles with a pizza wheel OR if you like it more “colourful” you can also use cookie cutters. Bake for 5-8 minutes at 220°C in the preheated oven.

If needed add some spices after the tortilla chips come out of the oven.

tip: 

If you roll the dough thicker the consistency becomes more cookie-like. The tortilla chips of my first baking tin were about 3-4 mm thick when I rolled the dough and that was too thick:

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If you like it a little more “rustic” or “coarse” you can use more polenta/samp instead of corn flour.

Enjoy!

(c) The Histamine Pirate

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