Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ranch-Covered Oyster Crackers

Elegant? No.

Gourmet? No.

Will they impress your foodie friends? Probably not.

But are the delicious crowd-pleasers? Yes.

And it's not Christmas without these babies. They're the perfect munchie while you're putting together a puzzle, playing a game of Pitch or Rummikub or Scrabble, or sitting around talking at eleven p.m. Wow, I want to be doing all those things, right now!

But since I won't be doing any fun holiday puzzles or games or chatting for at least a few more days, I'll settle for eating my first batch of Ranch-Covered Oyster Crackers in its entirety, small bowlful by small bowlful. Possibly before my husband returns from work.

I hope this easy to make treat becomes a holiday classic around your house, too!

Ranch-Covered Oyster Crackers
2 pkg. oyster crackers
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 Tbsp. dried dill
1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
pinch of salt
pinch of garlic salt
1 1/2 c. vegetable oil

Mix seasonings with vegetable oil in a large bowl.  Pour in oyster crackers and stir until crackers are evenly coated.  Pour into a rimmed cookie sheet.  Bake at 200 for 1 hour, removing from oven to stir every 15 minutes.  Spread on waxed paper to cool.  Store in a tightly sealed container.  Share, if desired.

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