Wednesday, June 20, 2007

WFMW: Firecrackers recipe

Really awesome, easy, cheap recipe for spicy snack crackers called "Firecrackers."

When I started this "mommy blog" I didn't want to start posting recipes, after all, when you've got and who really needs my tip for chicken breasts and barbecue sauce in the crockpot?

However, I've come across one of those rare finds that begs to be passed along (from a lady at our church). When I was in the work force, one of my bosses used to say that no project could be accomplished fast, cheap, and with good quality without at least one of those things being sacrificed. (Take a moment to ponder this wisdom; it really is true.)

But this recipe is a rarity that can be made with all three things in mind. It's fast to assemble, cheap to make, and quality? Oh, my...

Let me cut to the chase:


1 1/2 c. canola oil
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
1 T. Tony Chachere creole seasoning *
2 T. red pepper flakes **
1 lb. saltine crackers

Whisk together the oil and spices and let stand 30 minutes. Lay crackers on a cookie sheet with sides. Drizzle oil over crackers. Turn crackers every 15 min. two or three times to coat. Store crackers in an airtight container. The crackers are even better-tasting the next day!

* Go here to see what the package looks like. I found it at my local big grocery store for about $3.25. The directions say "...use it like salt." Yum!

** This makes it "grown up" spicy. Decreasing the red pepper flakes to 1 T. still makes it very flavorful but less intense.

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Anonymous said...

I can attest that these Firecrackers, a.k.a. M-80's, are awesome. Can't eat just one!


Leslie said...

This sounds yummy and am going to give it a try! I think I even have that creole seasoning in my pantry and we love spicy.

I am a friend of Monica's down here in tx. and I am enjoying your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

But they're just saltines! I can't get my brain (or tastebuds) to visual these. Whose bringing them to Mama's for 4th of July, Reeettaaah, so I can try them????


Christine said...

MLS, the crackers soak up the seasoned oil.

I will make some for July Fourth!

sherrypg said...

A co-worker makes something like this with pretzels. Yum to the O!

Anonymous said...

I have been making these for years and they are excellent. I love to serve them with spinach dip. It gives the dip a little bit extra spice. Everyone always wants me to make these for parties. It is a must try.