Spicy Seasoned Crackers

"Salty, spicy, garlicky. An easy and cheap snack to stir up and share with friends (or keep to yourself) - that doesn't taste cheap. I made this recipe because the other ones on this site called for dill, a different size bag of crackers and had no spice. I do like heat."
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Ready In:
40 oz.


  • 3 (10 ounce) bags oyster crackers, I used a bargain brand
  • 12 cup canola oil
  • clarified butter
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley, rubbed to fineness
  • 1 ounce Hidden Valley Ranch dip, packet
  • 1 12 teaspoons tony chachere's seasoning salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dusting cayenne powder


  • Heat crackers in the microwave on 1/2 power till they are quite hot.
  • Heat the oil and butter till it's hot and drizzle it onto the crackers in thirds, stirring between additions. Dust on the seasonings and mix well. (If you use pure canola oil, you do not need to heat the crackers and fats to make the fats soak inches
  • Knosh till your covered in salt and parsley and your lips burn like fire. I just killed a bowl of this and 10 minutes later found myself absently dipping my fingers into an empty bowl. Addictive stuff and would be great to give away for holiday treats or serve with drinks before dinner.
  • *Clarified butter will be free of the residual liquids that would make your crackers soggy.

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  1. Very tasty! Usually DH is kind of indifferent to much of the random snack and dessert items I make for PAC, but he actually was quite interested in these! In fact, I told him he could take them to work to share with his guys, and he said no, he wanted to keep these at home because the guys would eat all of them on him. I suspect that my batch wasn't even as spicy as they are supposed to be, because I didn't have any Tony Chachere's seasoning (I subbed in Lawry's Seasoning Salt instead). Didn't make them any less addictive, though! The recipe doesn't give any amount for the clarified butter, so I just referenced another similar recipe on the site. I ended up using 1/2 cup of ghee with the 1/2 cup of oil, which worked perfectly. I'll have to try these again when I have the proper seasoning on hand, because I bet DH would love them even more if they were spicier. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2014
  2. I have not grid this yet, but just wanted to tell everyone that Tony's come in a salt free variety! I love it...all the spice and no salt. It is a green container.



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