I have a not-so-secret love affair with saltine crackers. They are crunchy and salty and they are cheap. The only strike against them is that they’re a little plain, but this actually works to their advantage! Saltines are a blank canvas — perfect for soaking up butter and warm spices, or as a vehicle for prosciutto, smoked salmon, or even sorbet.
I almost always have a sleeve on hand, for eating or for gussying up for guests. Here are seven ways to dress up my favorite cheap cracker.