sal·​tine | \ sȯl-ˈtēn How to pronounce saltine (audio) \

Definition of saltine

: a thin crisp cracker usually sprinkled with salt

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Share a tin of pimento cheese (sadly encumbered by strips of pickled onions — just let us at the cheese, please!) with saltines ($8) or fluffy biscuits and Benton ham, with a swipe of sorghum butter on the side, worth eating on its own ($16). Kara Baskin,, "At The Porch in Medford, deviled eggs, fried chicken, pork rinds, and other Southern flavors," 7 Aug. 2019 Add the saltine crumbs, and stir the mixture again until the ingredients are evenly distributed. CBS News, "The Dish: Luke Holden of Luke's Lobster shares his signature recipes," 6 July 2019 Appetizers might be expected on such a table, but not the little gray fish splayed across a saltine that Belanger has set down, nor the Ritz-like crackers topped with vaguely scatological pinkish dollops plugged by pimento-stuffed olives. Leah Ollman,, "The hairbrush made of fingers and other scenes from the mind of Genesis Belanger," 8 June 2019 Try a saltine crust in any citrus pie: key lime, lemon, even grapefruit. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old-fashioned icebox pies are easy and delicious," 4 June 2019 Where to Eat Make haste for Chef Edouardo Jordan’s Junebaby, the Southern restaurant that’s full of delicious surprises like pickled grapes, and crackly housemade saltines with pimento cheese. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Seattle," 10 Jan. 2019 Lean on butter and radishes to turn plain ol' saltines into a picture-perfect party snack. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Saltines with Butter and Radishes," 16 Aug. 2018 When the oil reaches 325 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer, add the saltines in batches of 6 crackers and fry, turning frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, until tanned. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: East Coast Oyster Stew with Twice-Fried Saltines and Charred Turnip Relish," 17 Jan. 2018 My doctor told me to try eating saltine crackers, but that did not work. Alicia Harper, Redbook, "What Motherhood Has Taught Me," 29 Dec. 2011

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First Known Use of saltine

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saltine was in 1907

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English Language Learners Definition of saltine

US : a thin, salty cracker

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