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Snacks for the New Year and Whole Year

Around the year 1300, the word “snack” came into use from the Middle Dutch or Flemish word meaning to snap or chatter. I’m not sure when it came to mean a small bite.The oldest potato chip company was founded in the early 1900s. You can offer these to family and friends any time.

Tortilla Chips

4 servings

I clipped this from a Chabad.org, by Shifra Devorah Witt, a cookbook author and writer who lives in Jerusalem.

  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Canola oil
  • Coarse sea salt

Stack the tortillas and cut into 8 pie-shaped triangles.

Heat oil 2 inches deep in a frying pan.

Using a long-handled tong, place tortilla pieces in the frying pan and do not crowd them. Turn after a few seconds. When slightly golden on both sides, drain on paper towels in a bowl.

Add salt. Serve at room temperature with your favorite dip.

Deviled Cheese Crackers

60 crackers

This came from an old food magazine.

  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg white, beaten in a bowl
  • 2 T. sesame seeds

Early in the day

Preheat oven to 375 F.                 

Combine cheese, flour, butter or margarine, Worcestershire sauce, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Knead on a floured surface. Roll dough into four 5-inch long rolls, each about 1 inch in diameter.

Flatten each roll to shape into an oval. Wrap ech roll in wax paper. Refrigerate l hour or until firm.

Slice each roll crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices. Place on two cookie sheets ½-inch apart. Brush each with egg white. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Loosen cracker and remove to wire racks to cool.

Corn Chips


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 T. melted butter or margarine
  • salt
  • cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease a cookie sheet.

In a bowl, combine corn meal, butter or margarine, salt and water.

Make 1 tablespoon for each ball and place on cookie sheet. Moisten fingers and pat into 3-inch rounds.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and cool.

Sybil Kaplan is a journalist, author, compiler/editor of nine kosher cookbooks and food writer for North American Jewish publications. She lives in Jerusalem, where she leads walks of the Jewish food market, Machaneh Yehudah, in English.

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