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Monday, June 6, 2011

Alabama Fire Crackers


These are an addictive little nibble to have at tailgating parties, with a bowl of chili or just to have by themselves. Adjust your spice level according to your taste. Also, for variety substitute a packet of Italian seasoning for the ranch seasoning packet. 

1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
2 (1 ounce) envelopes ranch dressing mix
3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 (16.5 ounce) package saltine crackers

Place the vegetable oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ranch dressing mix, and crushed red pepper flakes in a 2-gallon plastic zipper bag. Seal the bag and smoosh with your hands to thoroughly combine the oil and spices. Place the crackers into the bag, seal, and turn the bag over to cover the crackers with the spice mix. Let the bag sit for about 1 hour, then turn again. Repeat several more times until the crackers are well-coated with spice mix, and allow the bag to sit overnight. Remove crackers and serve.

If you have any left over after your guests leave (you probably won't), crush the crackers in the food processor and use to coat chicken tenders before cooking.

 
adapted from www.allrecipes.com