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Old 07-05-2007, 01:18 PM
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Zucchini Crackers

This recipe didn't look like much at first (it calls for only 5 ingredients!), but boy, let me tell you, these are fantastic! Some of the best I've ever made! They're quite neutral in taste, so you could use them with both sweet and savory spreads.

These crackers have instantly become a house favorite; right up there with the Onion Bread and Almond Bread, in my opinion. So much so in fact, that with Random House's kind permission, I am sharing this gem of a recipe with you. A must try!!!

Zucchini Crackers
From Carol Alt's "The Raw 50"

Makes 24 crackers

1/2 cup golden flax seeds
3/4 cup purified water
1 med. zucchini, cubed (approx. 2 cups)
2 cups raw walnuts, germinated
2 tbs nutritional yeast (opt)

Grind the flax seeds in a spice or coffee grinder, and then transfer them to a bowl. Add the water and soak for about 1 hour, or until all the water is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Put the zucchini in a food processor and pulse until it is chopped into very small, uniform pieces, but not to the point of being mush. You want to retain some texture. Add the zucchini to the bowl containing the flax seeds. Put the walnuts in the food processor and pulse until they are finely ground, but again, not mushy or pastelike. Add the walnuts to the bowl with the flax seeds and zucchini and combine well (you may need to use you hands.)

Once you have thoroughly mixed the ingredients, spread them out evenly on two dehydrator trays lines with Teflex sheets and dehydrate at 115 degrees F for about 6 hours. When the tops feel dry to the touch, flip the cracker sheets over on the dehydrator screens and remove the Teflex liners. Continue to dehydrate for another 3 hours. Then cut the crackers into the desired size and shape. Place them back in the dehydrator for another 11 hours, or until crisp. Serve with hummus, cheese, and guacamole; or with your favorite soup.

Carmella's Notes: I definitely needed to use my hands to mix the batter, as it was quite thick. I even considered adding more water, but then I remembered the instructions, and it did the trick perfectly.

I also scored the batter before putting it in the D rather than after flipping it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:32 PM
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Carmella, your recommendation has convinced me. I stopped at the local farmer's market and bought a rather large zucchini today so that I can try these crackers. I've made so many crackers that I haven't liked that I'm looking for just a couple that I know we like and can keep on hand. The Onion bread is one, for sure and I'm hoping this will be another staple for us.

Thanks for posting and for sharing your review on it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:24 PM
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Coonlie,
You're so welcome! Please let me know how these work for you!

As I was saying, I really enjoyed them as is but this could also be a great basic cracker recipe. I'm planning on experimenting with using different spices and perhaps sundried tomatoes and peppers. Lots and lots of room to play with I think!
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:54 AM
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I even considered adding more water, but then I remembered the instructions, and it did the trick perfectly.
Hey ya Carmi!

I am planning on making these crackers and I just wondered what you meant here?

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:31 AM
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Not a big fan of flat breads and/or crackers, but this recipe is definitely do-able! It's very similar to Mindi's "tastes just like Ritz cracker" recipe which also calls for hemp seeds.

Thanks for sharing Carmi ~ Cathy
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:34 AM
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Hey ya Carmi!

I am planning on making these crackers and I just wondered what you meant here?

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Pansy: I remember this; it was 'thick' and she UESED HER HANDS TO MIX ! LOL we got to use the hands that's the 'trix' ! LOL

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Old 06-20-2008, 09:40 AM
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Pansy: I remember this; it was 'thick' and she UESED HER HANDS TO MIX ! LOL we got to use the hands that's the 'trix' ! LOL

jOZ
LOL! LOL! LOL! that is so funny...I wondered about that...Thanks, Jozzie!

Your a cracker...lol!!!

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Old 06-20-2008, 10:50 AM
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Hey Pansy,

Hum, no wonder you're confused, reading this after all these months, I'm confused too! lol I'm pretty sure that I'm referring to Carol's comment that you may need to use your hands.

Enjoy and do report back on how you like them!
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thank you, Carmi...will do!
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It's always great to get a tip that something is worth making! Nothing is worse than making something and spending alot of $ and having it not turn out!

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Zucchini Crackers

These are the zucchini crackers I made. They are really good and simple. I was SOOOOOO tempted to add onion and garlic and every other spice since it had NOTHING. But I wanted to try it pristine so I only gave into some sea salt.

I love a lot of spice and herbs. so my first bite I thought they were bland, but they really grew on me. I want to start being able to appreciate some foods in a more simple manner.

They go with everything. And yea, you have to use your hand to spread the batter.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:25 AM
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These are excellent and so simple! That's part of the beauty of a lot of raw foods though, I'm learning.

I was tempted to add extra spices or something too, Pirawna, but didn't, except for a pinch of sea salt. I didn't put the nutritional yeast in either. I did reduce the walnuts to 1 cup and it made the batter easier to mix with a spoon.

I love these crackers! Thanks for posting!
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:03 AM
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Yea, I am really working on learning to appreciate foods for themselves instead packing in all the spices, and garlic and miso, and everything else.

I forgot about these. I have a big bin of zucchini staring at me this week. Made soup and pastas. Maybe crackers next.
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