Buppy doesn't like these. Maybe I'm on a role thinking about foods I make that he doesn't really care for. Odd.
These little tidbits of goodness are something I've been snacking on since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. My grandma always made them around the holidays; not sure that they're really a time-specific appetizer/snack, but for some unknown reason, that's the only time I remember her making them. I think they're fantastic for snacking year round, but perhaps that's the modern woman in me. I don't like to conform; I color outside the lines and gosh darn it, if I wanna eat these in July, I will! Ok, enough of that.
The recipe is relatively simple as far as the spices go, nothing too complicated or that most of us don't have in our spice cabinet already. Minimal effort required here folks, which is always a plus. And guess what? This is another recipe that would be great to have on hand for snacking on Superbowl Sunday! Bring on the par-tay!
Ranch Oyster Crackers
1 (1 oz.) pkg. ranch-style dressing mix
½ tsp. dried dill weed
¼ c. vegetable oil
¼ tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
¼ tsp. garlic powder
5 c. oyster crackers
Preheat oven to 250F. In a large bowl, combine ranch seasoning, dill weed, oil, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Add crackers and toss to coat. Spread evenly onto baking sheet. Bake 15-20 min., stirring gently after 10 min. Remove and allow to cool. Makes 5 cups.
Update: This is another recipe I'm linking to Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap for today, 2/4/10. These little cracker bites would be great for the Superbowl! Stop on over to her site for more fantastic ideas!