When I was pregnant with my first son, there were a few foods that I craved. One of them was salami. Just about every day for lunch I would eat a salami sandwich with pepperoncini and provolone cheese. Looking back, I'm certain this contributed to my cankles as I had tons of swelling leading up to his birth. Thanks, sodium. I still love salami. These Baked Salami Chips are probably the easiest party appetizer ever.
Salami Chips are DELICIOUS!
My grandma used to make salami and pepperoncini sandwiches for us and that is, I'm sure, where I got the idea for my pregnancy sandwiches from. And it's DEFINITELY where I got the idea for this salami pizza. She used to bake the sandwiches making the salami warm and delicious. They didn't get crispy, though, because she would wrap the sandwiches in aluminum foil before baking them to not dry them out. So what happens to salami when it does dry out? It gets super crisp, like a chip and they become addicting.
I picked up a package of salami at the store and didn't have to worry about slicing it myself. I am not a salami expert, so there might be another type of salami that might be best suited to be turned in to a chip. This time I grabbed Genoa but I think this idea might also be super tasty with black pepper salami. This package had 12 slices in it so if you were going to make crispy salami for a party, you may want to pick up another 1-2 packages.
How to Make Baked Salami Chips
All I did was lay the salami flat on a cookie sheet on top of a layer of parchment paper. I made sure to cook them until really crispy. If they don't crisp up enough they get kind of chewy, which isn't terrible, but then they aren't really salami chips. These baked salami slices were crunchy and salty. But they weren't so salty that I stopped eating this whole batch… I've also seen recipes which call for making baked salami with some preserves for a sweet and salty take. These Baked Salami Chips would be a fun addition to a charcuterie board when you are entertaining. They are totally unexpected and would be AMAZING with cheese!
Printable Salami Chips Recipe
- 1 package
- 12 slices Genoa salami
- Place parchment paper on two baking sheets.
- Separate the salami slices between the two sheets.
- Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
- Edges should be crispy and starting to curl.
- Move salami to a rack to cool.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 60 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 265mg Carbohydrates 0g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g
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