Parfait! Nicely Spiced Oyster Crackers

We have some friends coming over for dinner tomorrow night, and I have a pretty decent menu planned, if I do say so myself…

Pickled Avocado, cheese fondue, Pork Tenderloin Wellington, garlic smashed potatoes, tomato carpaccio salad, and lemon cake for dessert.

Still, I wanted just a little bit sumpin’ sumpin’extra, amd there I was, staring at that hoooge bag o’ oyster crackers I had picked up for some reason.

Hmmm.

Spiced oyster crackers are always tasty; and using this Fiesta Dip Mix in place of the more usual Ranch turned out to be perfection!

A note about the mix I used: this local (St. Charles, IL) company makes a variety of dip/salad dressing mixes that are wicked good, Gluten Free, contain no MSG, and are ALL. REAL. INGREDIENTS.

I can find them at one of my local markets, but you can always order online.

And you should.

INGREDIENTS
•9 or 12 oz pkg oyster crackers
•1 packet dry Fiesta or Ranch mix
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
•1/8 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/2 tsp dried parsley
•1/4 tsp garlic powder
•1/2 cup canola oil

Heat your oven to 200º and spread the oyster crackers in the bottom of a rimmed baking pan.

Add the dressing packet, the seasonings, then the oil, and stir to combine well.

Pop into the hot oven for ten minutes, then remove and stir well.

Back into the oven for another ten minutes, then remove and set aside to cool; trying not to eat it all.

Transfer the cooled seasoned oyster crackers to a tightly sealed container and share with really good friends.

Or, just enjoy them by yourself, because, c’mon, you are well worth it!

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