These addicting Ranch Oyster Crackers bring back a lot of food memories for me.
My mom has been making these little snacks for years. Your mom probably has been, too. I almost didn’t post this recipe because I suspect that it’s something everyone has tried already at least once in their lives. However, on the off chance that you’re so unfortunate as to not have tried Ranch Oyster Crackers, then this recipe is for you. These seasoned oyster crackers are nothing more than crackers flavored with a salty, tangy ranch but they are so easy and tasty – perfect for a barbecue where you’ll want a snack that’s easy to make a triple batch to last the crowd.The best parts are all the bits at the bottom; that’s where the ranch settles and the saltiest crumbs wait to be scooped into your hand and tossed in all at once. My mom will make these Ranch Oyster Crackers and fill large resealable bags with them; I’ve had a bag handed to me on my way out the door more times than I can count :) I leave the Ranch version to my mom but I do make an Old Bay version that I use to top my Lobster Bisque and other seafood soups – and to simply snack on, of course :)
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 1 1-ounce package dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (or garlic powder if you prefer less salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 bags oyster crackers (about 16 ounces each)