View Full Version : Onion Crumbles?
09-02-2005, 11:22 AM
I got my new excaliber on Wednesday and so I was all excited to make crackers or something. So yesterday after work, I went home and mixed up the onion bread/cracker recipe and spread it thinly on the sheets and fired that bad boy up. My whole apartment smelled like onions and my eyes were watering for hours, but I was stoked to make my own "crackers".
I followed the directions pretty closely, even setting my alarm for the wee sma's to get up and flip them. However, this morning, when the timer went off, I tried to get them off the screens and I ended up with tasty onion crumbles. Not a cracker to be found in the lot. :eek: Guess I will sprinkle on salads?
So I guess I spread too thin? But they also kind stuck through the backside of the screens. Am not sure what I did! Help! I want to make crackers!
09-02-2005, 11:41 AM
Depending on what recipe you used, usually, I'll put them on the teflex sheet then, after they've dried some, flip over ~ still on the sheets. When you flipped, you put them on the screens, correct? I've not had that happen yet, I think the sound of onion crumblies is great ~ except for the pita of getting it off the screens. I've never had them dry to that point. Possibly too thin, yes.
09-02-2005, 12:00 PM
You can still make crackers out of them.
I have had strange weird raw food disasters myself, so here is what you can do if you choose.
Take all of those onion crumbles and flakes and pieces, and put in a food processor with either water or juice of your liking (I would use tomato, yummy), just enough to make a paste and to reconstitute your pieces into a mush so you can re-spread it on a teflex sheet and re-dehydrate it.
I had to do this to the very first batch of Juliano's crackers I made a million years ago, when I first went raw, it called for wheat berries whole that had been soaked, once they were dehydrated in the cracker they were as hard as rocks and would have broken my teeth, so I did this and re-made them.
Ta da!!! perfect.
If you try this, I hope it works for you, I'd try making them a little thicker for the crackers. See if that works better for you.
Good luck on these.
09-02-2005, 12:40 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will try to re-work them tonight!
09-02-2005, 02:08 PM
As I am sitting here chowing down the last of my onion crackers, dang they are addicting! I thought you might like to know that I end up needing 2 and 1/2 trays (give or take on that last tray). I dehydrated them at 105 overnight, turned them the next morning, let "cook" all day and tried to keep my hands off of them.
Another hint someone else gave, before turning, score them (cut lightly) with a pizza cutter. Boy, that really does help cut them when finished, acutally all you need to do is break them at that point.
Absolutely wonderful -- I don't even bother to put anything on them.
Thanks to everyone who posted this receipe and told me how great them were which convince me to try them.
Oh, you may want to try a sweeter onion. I always, and I do mean always, tear up when cutting onions. The sweeter onions made me tear up a tiny bit, but not while cooking. I've also used celery for some of the onion, and added carrots for color. You know, I do not believe you can do anything wrong to them. I'm anxious to try a sweeter version, like I need something else to keep my hands off of.
09-02-2005, 02:22 PM
You are so very welcome. :o)
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