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Oyster Crackers

I have an interesting recipe for you. Simple but a bit tricky with the toasting.
I like to shop at Trader Joe’s. A few years ago I discovered their Soup & Oyster Crackers. As far as Oster Crackers go they are the best bar none. Light, crisp and only 60mg of sodium per serving about 14 crackers. I empty the box in a collider give them a good shake and get rid of a bit more of the salt. Fourteen crackers is not my idea of a serving. They come in a box with a story about Main and a picture of a Windmill on front. They are $1.99 for an 8 ounce box. One box will do for this recipe.
Tools needed: Not much, a good fry pan big enough to hold the entire box without stacking or if you like you may do them in the oven or table top toaster oven. The stove top method works well as you can watch them carefully, they are easy to burn. A toaster oven is excellent for the same reason.
Heat you pan with a wisp of cooking oil. I use cold-pressed Canola oil.
Pour a wisp just enough to coat the pan and then wipe it out when hot. Leave a little residue in the pan. Almost dry. Add one box of TJ Oyster Crackers (they will be the only brand giving best results). You must stand with the toasting process shake the pan a bit and after 2 or 3 minutes at med high heat, turn down heat and turn them as best you can. For another 2 or 3 min watch for burning. Remove from heat and drizzle a teaspoon or a little bit extra add your favorite topping to coat the Crackers return to warm turned off burned and toss until coated.
Hear are a few topping suggestions but it’s your dish make it your way

  1. Granulated Garlic (never Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt)
  2. Parmesan Cheese or a very hard grated cheese.
  3. Quality Sea Salt.
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Spicy red pepper flakes or fine ground
  6. Chile Powder
  7. Curry Powder
  8. Nuts, Raisins, Dried Cranberry’s.
  9. Try them all or make up your own unique flavor have fun.
  10. Better make two boxes you and your friends will love them