Monday, August 8, 2011
Cracklin' Georgia Cracker Salad
Here's a definitely distinctively delicious salad just for you!
This surely sounds like a Southern recipe and I’m curious about the origin. Were saltines and a jar of mayo hanging out on the counter beside a bowl of juicy chopped tomatoes when the Georgia cook wanted a salad and VOILA? Any which way, I tore this recipe out of some newspaper years ago because we’re wild about tomatoes and the crackers with it intrigued me.
Sometimes, I add another egg or an extra onion or two and use Hellman’s Reduced Fat Mayonnaise with Olive Oil instead of regular mayo. I go light on the salt or not at all and heavy on the pepper.
The saltine’s crunchiness combined with the egg, mayo and luscious, ripe, juicy tomato cries out summer time like nothing else! YUM!!!
Georgia Cracker Salad
1 sleeve saltine crackers, about 40 saltines
1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1½ cups mayonnaise
1 hardboiled egg, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a medium-size bowl, coarsely crush the crackers with your hands into big cracker pieces.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Season with salt and pepper.
If you’re a tomato lover, you have to give this a try!
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes.