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November 18, 2013

Spicy Crackers

Time for another month of Secret Recipe Club!


This month I was assigned to Rhonda, aka Giggles', blog The Kitchen WitchSo many good recipes! I wanted to make them all, and over time, I know I'll make a lot of them! Like her Featherlight Cheddar-Ranch Puffs which remind me of Red Lobster biscuits - Yum! And this Champagne Sunrise, I am a champagne FREAK! And Maple Rum Pecan Cupcakes with Candied Bacon??? I love all.of.the.things.  

But ultimately I chose this recipe because I'm all about a good dip or salsa during football games and for a quick snack, and what better way to jazz that dip up than with some spicy crackers!?!?

Be sure to use a deeper, narrower container rather than wide and shallow so that the oil and spices are more covering the crackers as they sit in the oils and spices overnight. The more shallow the container, the less the oil will cover the full surface area of the cracker. You'll flip midway through, so the crackers should be evenly and fully covered in the seasonings and oil, though not drenched. Also, don't stack the crackers so tight together... leave a little space between them so the oils and spices can get down in there and cover the entirety of the cracker and not just the top.

Now you've got yourself some extra-special crackers for dips, salsas, soups, whatever you usually use crackers for.  


Spicy Crackers
from The Kitchen Witch
  • 1 and 1/3 cup canola oil (do not substitute according to Aunt Pam)
  • 3 sleeves saltine crackers
  • 1 package Ranch mix
  • 3 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoon dried thyme
Stack the crackers standing upright in a plastic container that tightly seals, not overcrowding the container. 

Mix all spices and canola oil in a medium bowl. Pour evenly over the crackers, making sure the mixture gets down in the crevices so it will fully soak and cover the entire cracker overnight for 24 hours. Flip crackers midway through.

Printable Recipe

These crackers would be so good with Pineapple Salsa for that sweet and spicy contrast. Or with Avocado Salsa or Black Bean Corn Salsa. Definitely with some Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball. Like definitely. Or even with the most simplest Chipotle Ranch Dip.

And I KNOW I'll definitely be making her Grandpa Hoho's Shrimp Dip soon to go with these delicious crackers!

Check out my past Secret Recipe Club posts

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Peace, and bacon grease!


Rhonda said...

These crackers are perfect for this time of year, sports, holidays and parties! So glad you made them. I'm totally going to have to try them with the Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball, hello!

Karen S Booth said...

Brilliant recipe and I have bookmarked these crackers to make for Christmas!
Happy Reveal Day - Karen from group C

Unknown said...

What a great idea to spice up the regular old cheese and crackers plate!

Unknown said...

mmmmm I bet these would be delish with some sort of cream cheese spread for the holidays. I love these...a perfect snack!

Anonymous said...

Wow this looks super yummy!! And so simple!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be easier, and beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with SRC.

Denise from Eat Laugh Love

Anonymous said...

Why are buttery crackers so delicious? These sound like a great appetizer for Thanksgiving.

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

Looks and sounds incredibly tasty! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you! (Just wish I had one right now)

Veronica Miller said...

Aw, you're making me miss SRC! I remember when Rhonda had your blog and I was so excited about it, and now I'm excited you got her and you chose a recipe that I had considered to. The crackers look so good - I love your photos. And guess what I made when I had Rhonda's blog? Grandpa Hoho's Shrimp Dip. Yup! Good stuff! I did change it a bit but can't remember how without looking it up on my blog and I"m too lazy. If she doesn't have dill in it, that would be the change, or one of them. Loved it! It got rave reviews at hubby's work. I bet it would go nicely with these pretty crackers. Hello holidays!

Veronica Miller said...

Oh and I bet I added garlic too! I just love dill and garlic with seafood dips.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

What a great and tasty way to spice up some Saltines - remembering this one :)

TeaLady said...

Looks like the best and quick and easy way to have a great snack. Nice pick.

Chris said...

One of my wife's favorite recipes, she varies the dry rub for different tastes.

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