Alabama Fire Crackers

Saltine crackers tossed with olive oil and various of spices. These Alabama Fire Crackers are so delicious and perfect for snacking.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s always snack time in my house. My sisters and I are constantly looking for something to snack on, especially after we come home for work. The problem is, we get so tired of eating the same snacks all the time. So we’re always looking for something new to try.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

A few months ago, we bought a ton of saltine crackers. We were told that it helps when your stomach is upset. But we accidentally bought three boxes of saltine crackers because none us consulted each other so we had no idea that the other had already bought a box. Now, with all the saltine crackers waiting to be eaten, I wanted to do something with them that would bring them to the next level.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

So when I came across the idea of seasoned saltine crackers, I knew I had to give them a try. I like mine super flavorful so this is how I like my saltine crackers. They’re super easy to make and perfect for serving friends and family.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a large ziploc bag or vegetable bag, add onion powder, garlic powder, ranch dressing mix, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Shake the bag to make sure that all the spices are completely mixed. Pour in the olive oil or vegetable oil. You want to use an oil that is mild in flavor. If the oil is strong in flavor, it would overwhelm all the spices.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Shake the bag to make sure that the seasonings are well incorporated in the olive oil. Add saltine crackers to the bag, and shake until all the crackers are well coated with the olive oil and spices.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Let the crackers soak in the seasoning for at least a half hour. The longer the crackers sit, the more flavorful they will be.

Preheat the oven to 275F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place all the crackers on the baking sheet. It doesn’t have to be a single layer.

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Bake the crackers for about 20 minutes. Remove the crackers from the oven and let them cool down to room temperature before serving.

Serve these Alabama Fire Crackers as a snack.

Enjoy!

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Alabama Fire Crackers | Cooking with a Wallflower

Alabama Fire Crackers
 
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Saltine crackers tossed with olive oil and various of spices. These Alabama Fire Crackers are so delicious and perfect for snacking.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 3-4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 2 sleeves of saltine crackers (8 ounces)
  • Pinch of salt, more to taste
Directions:
  1. In a large ziploc bag or vegetable bag, add onion powder, garlic powder, ranch dressing mix, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Shake the bag to make sure that all the spices are completely mixed. Pour in the olive oil or vegetable oil.
  2. Shake the bag to make sure that the seasonings are well incorporated in the olive oil. Add saltine crackers to the bag, and shake until all the crackers are well coated with the olive oil and spices.
  3. Let the crackers soak in the seasoning for at least a half hour. The longer the crackers sit, the more flavorful they will be.
  4. Preheat the oven to 275F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Place all the crackers on the baking sheet. It doesn’t have to be a single layer. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top.
  6. Bake the crackers for about 20 minutes. Remove the crackers from the oven and let them cool down to room temperature before serving.
  7. Serve these Alabama Fire Crackers as a snack.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living.

12 comments

  1. katelon says:

    What an interesting idea. I would of thought the crackers were just get soggy with the oil soaking. Wow. I could see trying all kinds of spice combos. Thanks.

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