I had the classic City Grandparents/Country Grandparents arrangement growing up. My dad was raised in the city, and visiting his parents meant Pepsi and Pringles and takeout pizza. Visiting my mom's parents out in the country meant corn on the cob fresh from the field, popcorn popped on the stove, and these oyster crackers. At the time, I probably preferred the City Pepsi and Pringles. But now, looking back, I have exceptionally fond memories of the Country fare, especially these crackers, which grandma kept in a huge yellow Tupperware bowl that seemed to have no bottom.
They take about 30 seconds to prepare, and they are delicious--and amazingly addictive! I now bring them to my husband's Family Christmas every year, and they go fast. They've become a family favorite of a whole new family. Give them a try!
Ranch Oyster Crackers
2 (12 oz.) bags oyster crackers
2/3 c. vegetable oil
1 envelope dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 tsp. dill
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (NOT garlic salt)
1 tsp. celery seed (optional)
Dump crackers into a gallon Ziploc bag. Pour oil over top, close bag, and shake bag to distribute oil. Open bag, dump in herbs and dressing mix, seal bag, and toss around until all of the crackers are coated.
These are great right away, but even better after the flavors have had a chance to combine. They keep for a super long time in your cupboard, but don't expect them to last that long!