Matthew's Friends Snack Recipes
1. Whisk up an egg white until it is really stiff.
2. Place a spoonful onto some greaseproof paper on a baking tray.
3. With the back of the spoon, flatten out the egg white to roundshape. You should get 4-6 good size crackers from 1 egg.
4. Bake in the oven (180 degrees) for about 1 hour until completely dried out and golden brown (but check them, sometimes they don?t take as long as an hour ? depends on your cooker and how thin/fat you make them.
5. Let them cool slightly (DON'T let them go completely cold as they will be hell to get off the paper)and then gently peel them off the greaseproof paper.
6. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep a good few days like this.
They don't really taste of anything, so if you want to, put a few herbs in the egg white before you beat it.
They weigh really light and 2 crackers is about 1 gram (for calculation purposes).
Snacks - really good with peanut butter/cream cheese and cucumber etc.
Meals - This is where they have proved really useful for my Matthew. When you cook a meal in butter/oil there is more often than not, some residue left over on the plate. Instead of trying to scrape it all up using a spoon or getting your child to suck up the fat using a straw (as suggested in the Ketogenic Diet book from the States - YUK comes to mind with that idea, but if it works then fine!)use the crackers to 'mop up the residue fat' a bit like 'using bread to mop up the gravy' (a rather disgusting habit my father practices on the odd occasion my mother isn't looking!) Anyway, the crackers absorb all the fat and leave the plate completely clean and it ensures that your child gets all the fat he/she is supposed to have.