The pictures are not attractive but this is so good! My husband thought it was perfect and ate it all; I was thinking maybe a pinch of the pepper flakes next time as there was quite a bit of heat for me, but Jim said don’t change it.
Here is the link for the Oyster Stew
Someone on my page asked me what the cracker mixture underneath the dish was; I make the Cracker Party mix often and play with a variety of cracker. Here is the basic recipe, but I play with the cracker combo and today I also added Chex mix. I do 1 heaping tsp of the dill weed, because we like it. At the 15 minute mark, I pull the pan out and toss everything; I then add a bit of salt over all, and put back in oven for 5 more minutes. We do not buy chips; the guys just let me know when they are craving this. When these crackers go on sale, I stock up for the next time.
If you like a heavy garlic flavor, you might want to add more garlic to this – this was just right for us. Easy, fun snack
Cracker Party mix
1 package (12-16 oz) oyster crackers
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk dressing mix (dry)
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 to 1 cup veg. or olive oil
(I used slightly less than 3/4)
Preheat oven 250
Mix the ranch mix with oil. Add rest of ingredients. Pour over oyster crackers which I had spread out on a cookie sheet and stir/toss. I do this part on cookie sheet because I use a large spatula to toss the mixture and scrape /scoop ingredients off the bottom of pan to toss with crackers.
Bake 15-20 minutes
This has a light garlic taste -if you like heavy taste of garlic, you will want to add more. This was perfect for us for snacking and it would also be good added to a bowl of tomato soup.