As an example of the use of 'crackie' in conversation, just imagine your bestie is getting a bit lippy with you, you know, all saucy-like. You might say 'mind now, you saucy little crackie'. After which, she will likely mind. And not be saucy. Maybe.
You can find the definition of a cracky in The Dictionary of Newfoundland English.
I could have called it 'Desperate Soup' when I first looked at it, just after I realized it had been simmering on the stove for a wee too long (I had gotten distracted by the fact that the stain I was using on the deck was the wrong colour...yikes! Another story for another day). The long-and-short of it was, the rice was way overcooked. Homely!
In an attempt to save the soup, I decided to puree it...perfect! Puree soups are like cream soups, without the cream. This is my first puree soup. It won't be my last. It may look a lot like pea soup, but it tastes quite different. It is quite delicious!
I gave it a Mexican flavour but it could just as easily been Asian. I used chilli powder, cumin, garlic, onion and red pepper. If it were a bit thicker, I think it would make a great sauce- Crackie Sauce. I had parsnip puree with duck in a restaurant recently. I think Crackie Sauce would be nice with a bit of duck too!
My husband came up with the name "Crackie Soup". I think it is very fitting. On several levels. It is a hodge-podge of ingredients, and it is saucy! Also, I think my husband might be a crackie ;-)