Someone brought THE Crackers to Palmer Food Swap last winter, they were so tasty my family didn’t get any. And I never told them about the crackers. I’ve been thinking about them since then. Obsess much? Is it food? Ok then. Enjoy The Crackers, which I fiddled with to avoid using a store bought salad dressing mix, they’re tangy and crispy and oh so good. And perfect for gift giving or food swapping or pantry snacking. Your choice.
Frugal Living Ideas
Actually what made me finally make THE Crackers was a post on a forum where a mom was feeling 3really sad about being broke for Christmas and “couldn’t give her kids money to buy family members presents” all of us were helping her figure out how to cope with this new feeling of having less money to spend. But I was immediately inspired to start another thread with handmade, homemade or frugal giving ideas. When we decided to cut back on spending a lot on gifts years ago it felt weird and cheap in the beginning and I turned to a lot of blogs for gifting ideas. So I shared my Sriracha Recipe and there were so many excellent crafty ideas shared that I couldn’t help but be inspired.
I don’t know if someone posted about making crackers or what but suddenly I remembered THE Crackers and decided it was time to make them. My only problem was they relied on a store bought salad dressing mix for their flavor and a LOT of oil. I knew I could figure out the herbs and spices and maybe even cut back on the oil and still have a truly savory crispy cracker. It took a couple of batches to figure out the best amount of oil to use and get the flavors just right. I like this version but you can add red pepper flakes, or more black pepper or even salt if you need to. Also the oil is adjustable, add more if you need to, this is about the minimum amount though.
THE Crackers, tangy and crunchy and at under 3 dollars a pound, perfect for giving!
- 1 pound saltines
- 1/2 cup olive oil, use something you like the taste of
- 2 teaspoon dill weed
- 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- place half the saltines in a gallon jar (or ziploc)
- mix the oil and all the spices together
- pour half the oil over the crackers
- seal the jar and roll it over a few times to coat the crackers
- repeat with remaining crackers and oil
- roll a few times every 15-20 minutes for 3 hours or so
- move to another container for storage, use within 5 days
- a gallon jar works best for making these but a sealable plastic bag works well too, you just need to be able to seal it and turn it over to coat the crackers
What to do with THE Crackers
You could put these in a vintage thrift store bowl and make a gift out of them. Or share them in the office for a savory treat instead of cookies. They make an AWESOME addition to any party tray or even a savory addition to a cookie tray. And like I said I got them from Food Swap so there’s another use. Plus they come in at around 3 dollars a p