Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I Remember These!

Homesick Texan has a recipe for seasoned oyster crackers that I, too, remember eating when I was younger, and they are indeed incomprehensibly, embarrassingly addictive. I think it was a recipe that was passed around our neighborhood and church because I remember my mom citing someone down the street (who had some wild kids that I babysat once or twice but looking back I was only about two years older than the oldest) as the benefactor. For some reason, Mom stored ours in the freezer... maybe she made such a huge batch that they had to be put away, but regardless, I certainly remember sneaking into the big freezer to snatch a handful whenever a craving materialized. "Bay-eth! You better get out of that freezer right now! I'm saving those for the Fourth of July at the lake! Now get back in here and do those dishes!" I will confess those little crackers are just as good cold and frozen... maybe seasoned even further with the illicit allure.

I even tried to make something similar for our New Year's party this year, but I couldn't find this recipe, which is what I really wanted. The alternative recipe disappointed and only resulted in me wanting these even more. Here's Homesick Texan's recipe:

1 pkg. 12-14 oz. oyster crackers
1/2 cup of canola oil
1/2 tsp fresh dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1 pkg. ranch dressing, original (do not use low fat!)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Mix oil with herbs and spices
Put crackers in a 9 x 13 inch pan
Pour oil and herb mixture over crackers, gently stir
Cook in oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally


kawooten said...

I'd forgotten about these! If you make some and don't have room for them all, I have two freezers - heh, heh, heh ;}

Molly said...

i love love love those crackers. like could eat them ALL in one sitting!!