A Take on Olga's Snackers
Probably the most delicious appetizers/sides in existence are Olga's Snackers. Those outside of the state of Michigan/Midwest have probably never take part in the delights of Olga's Kitchen, but trust me, you'd be hard-pressed to find something yummier than Olga Bread and Olga's Snackers - seasoned Olga Bread cut up into chip-sized nuggets of love.
I've already written about my culinary devotion to Naan Bread, that versatile and delicious Indian flatbread. Typically I use it as the base for pizza, but lately I have been experimenting with what else can be done with it. The last couple of nights, I've found that I can replicate the salty-seasoned taste of Snackers using Naan bread. Cue the angels!
Here's how you, too, can get a little taste of Olga's if you can't get to a restaurant. And if you've never tasted Olga Bread before, here's a link to Olga's Kitchen's Online Store, where you can order cases of Olga Bread.
- Naan Bread (I like the Original Tandoori Naan from Stonefire)
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
- Italian Seasoning or Paprika
- Set oven to 400 degrees.
- Place Naan bread on baking sheet and brush with olive oil until evenly coated.
- Add generous sprinkles of garlic salt and other seasoning - Olga's Kitchen uses paprika, but I didn't have any at home. Instead I used Italian Seasoning for added flavor.
- Bake for about 10-11 minutes until crispy on the edges but softer in the middle.
- Enjoy as a side with salad, with a Swiss almond cheese dip a la Olga's or marinara sauce.
I've been making mine as a side with salad, so I prefer the longer, breadstick-like pieces. If you want them to be even more like Olga's Snackers, do your prep on a cutting board and use a pizza cutter to cut your seasoned Naan into triangle pieces. Then put the pieces on the baking sheet - that will ensure the edges of the little Snackers will get crispy.
Though nothing could replace the original Olga's Snackers, this is a fun experiment to try at home until you have the opportunity to get the real thing at Olga's Kitchen.