Garlic chips on the cheap. And they taste better than legislative sausage too!
Yeah.. I can get domestic once in a while.
And as we all know, tis the season for Chex mix. And I don’t know about you all out there, but the garlic chips usually used are expensive (usually about $3-4 a bag) and they are too darn thick. With the upcoming additional taxes on gas, we need to make our economies where we can. (Yeah, I threw politics into a recipe – This ain’t Martha Stewart’s page)
So here is a way to make that particular part of the recipe for your mix, that is tasty, flaky, and costs about a buck to make. (it makes a great snack too!) It was surprisingly better tasting for me (seriously, I had my doubts) than the typical chips used for chex mix, and I can see it used as a movie snack, croutons, or whatever.
So lets do this.
First you will need these ingredients:
- 6 Slices of Hillbilly bread. About $0.50
- 2 Garlic clove $0.10
- 4 Tablespoon butter $0.40
- A teaspoon of salt
- A dash of pepper
- A Dash of garlic powder
Then the tools of destruction:
- A cookie sheet. Preferably non stick.
- A sheet of wax paper
- A Wide Spatula
- Your choice of cookie cutter
- A Sauce pan
- Butter brush
- The Pillsbury Dough boy’s worst nightmare. (the oven)
- Prep garlic butter by dicing cloves of garlic and putting into sauce pan. Melt butter in pan and prepare as you would if you were simply sauteing. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and stir in.
- Pre-heat the oven to 225 degrees.
- Using the roller, roll a slice of the Hillbilly bread flat on wax paper till it will spread no more.
- Use your favorite cutter creating small shapes that will break off easily
- Spatula the bread onto the cookie sheet as wholly as you can. Laying out so until the six slices are all on the pan. (see picture)
- Sauce the bread completely with the butter brush, painting and soaking the crust first and working your way in. Getting little bits of garlic on some pieces will enhance the overall flavor.
- Bake at 225 for 25 minutes, pull sheet, and let cool.
- Bread cutouts should fall apart from the slices as you transfer the cooled pieces into a storage container.
Now substitute your stinkchips for the standard garlic chips into the chex mix recipe you have come to know and love.
Dammit. Now, I just gotta try that out. This also reminds me that I need to drop down to Pinconning, and pick up some cheese. I'm thinking a substitution of pumpernickel very well might be in the wind, too.
Thanks for sharing, J-man.
I was surprised how well it came out. But I was thinking that other breads might offer some texture variations as well. Long grain breads would certainly make a difference.