Thursday, September 6, 2012

My your own cracker hors d'oeuvres!

There are a few things in this world that I cannot pass up. No matter how hard I try, if you put out a bowl of salty delicious crunchy stuff, I will eat it. Who doesn't enjoy the occasional cracker? I can make a meal on crackers and cream cheese and completely die happy. Finger foods for life. If I had my way, I'd eat like a toddler.

But, with this love/obsession of mine comes with a price. No, not weight gain (yeah, weight gain) but an actual price. Seasoned crackers aren't necessarily that expensive, but if I can get more for a little I will.

So that's how I had the idea to make my own seasoned crackers. I searched the interwebz and found that lots of people are doing it, and so I will too!

What you need:
-1 entire box of saltines (4 sleeves). You could maybe get unsalted if you don't like your crackers too salty, but I love salt so I just get regular salted ones.
-1 ranch seasoning packet
-1 cup of vegetable or canola oil (or a cup and 1/4 depending on if you feel you need more. I tend to use more)
-And the following seasonings (I honestly eyeballed this part, but I'd say use generously- like a couple shakes each.)

  • Garlic seasoning 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Onion seasoning
  • Crushed red pepper 
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper 
1. Dump all your crackers in a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the oil and the seasonings and mix well.
3. Pour all over your crackers. Mix everything up really well by tossing your crackers. Do this for a minute or two to make sure every things coated super well.
4. Lay your crackers on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes. I pretty much did a huge heaping pile since I'm lazy and didn't want to use multiple pans. You're only trying to bake the oil into the cracker.
5. Bam. Eat up.

These crackers are super great on their own, but would be even more amazing with some cream cheese and an olive on top. I hope you enjoy them! 

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