I was given these crackers as a hostess gift years ago. Honestly, I didn’t open the package for days. Oyster crackers? They didn’t really call to me. When I finally did open the bag, I was blown away. These unassuming little crackers packed a punch. I ate all of it, every little crumb. Then immediately called to get the recipe. They are coated in an amazing mix of dried herbs and spices that’s perfectly salty and zesty. So flavorful and kind of addicting. Yet, so easy to make.
Start by mixing together the oil, ranch dressing mix, dill, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Then add the oyster crackers until everything is well coated. I made 3 batches, the recipe below is for one. Go ahead and at least double the recipe, especially if you plan on giving some away. You’ll be so happy you did.
Place the crackers on a baking sheet and cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 275 degrees. And they’re done. So simple. Garrett has made these on his own as teacher gifts.
I love having these crackers at a party, just sitting in a bowl. I like to watch as guests finally take a bite, and see the astonished look on their faces. You can’t stop eating them.
These crackers are like that wallflower at a school dance. She’s not the prettiest girl there so she gets passed by, but once you start talking to her you realize she’s so full of charm you wonder, ‘Where have you been all my life’.
In a season filled with sugary sweet food gifts, this is a welcome change. They’re absolutely fantastic as a snack on their own, but also make a great addition to soups and salads.
|Zesty Oyster Crackers||
- ¾ c vegetable oil
- 1 (1 oz) envelope ranch dressing mix
- ½ t dried dill weed
- ½ t lemon pepper
- ½ t garlic powder
- 1 – 12 oz bag oyster crackers
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F
- In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except for the crackers. Mix well. Add the crackers and stir until evenly coated.
- Transfer the crackers to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, giving the crackers a quick stir half way through.