Monday, March 23, 2009

Party oyster crackers

I'm compulsively preparing snacks for the next two road trips -- Va Beach this coming weekend, Florida the weekend after that -- because I'd like to keep us out of gas station convenience stores along the way.

This morning I made these. I might have to buy some more oyster crackers if I keep eating them.

1 package oyster crackers (10-12 oz)
1 package ranch dressing mix (the powdered stuff)
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper (Gwen! Another use for the spice)
1/4-1/2 c. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 250. Mix dressing mix, lemon pepper and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Add oyster crackers and toss to coat well.
Pour onto baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to soak up all the excess vegetable oil. Store in airtight container.


Alissa said...

Did you use the oyster crackers that are the small flat discs, or the ones that are big super-ball sized break-your-teeth kind? Do you know what I'm talking about? I think they're both called oyster crackers. I could be wrong....

shannon said...

I used the small ones, that you put in your soup.
I don't know what the other ones are called. Are they oyster crackers, too?

Alissa said...

I think so. At least that's what we used to call them when I was a kid. Seems like we always had a box, and I would gnaw on them until they got small enough to bite. I think they were also called oyster crackers. Anyway, thanks for the info. :)