This super easy recipe adds a whole new dimension to saltine crackers. If you like crackers and spicy…you’ll enjoy these. They make a great finger food for social gatherings. Using Canola oil is the key to these tasty snack crackers. The crackers are not “greasy”. The oil coats the cracker, but the cracker remains crisp…they do not have to be baked or dried. Following the simple directions below is all there is to it.
1 cup Canola Oil (no substitutes…other oils don’t work) *The original recipe calls for 2 cups of oil. I found that to be a bit excessive and decreased it by one cup.
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Red Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
1 Package Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
4 sleeves of Saltine Crackers
Pour Canola oil into a gallon-sized container with tight fitting lid. Mix all dry ingredients with the Canola oil until well blended. Add the saltines to the oil and spice mixture…avoid breaking crackers. Seal container and gently roll the container and turn it from end to end for several minutes to ensure all the crackers are coated with the oil and spice mixture.
They can be eaten within a few minutes of making, but they are much better if allowed to sit for a while. This easy to make snack cracker stores well in the same air-tight container they were mixed in, so don’t be worried about leftovers. They won’t be wasted.
Serve suggestion…arrange crackers on a tray and serve with a dip of your choice.
We also enjoy them with salads or all by themselves.
Until next time…
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