If you love dill pickles, there’s a good chance that you’re always trying to get more of that flavor in your life, but good news — you don’t have to limit that delicious salty tang to just pickles. You can bring it to plenty of other snacking opportunities. Like crackers, for instance, and more specifically, these Dill Pickle Saltines. Now, I had never thought to “doctor up” a cracker because crackers are generally delicious right out of the box they come in, but Alabama Fire Crackers, Come Back Crackers, and Sweet and Salty Churro Bites taught me a thing or two about the glory of adding extra flavor to crackers. It’s easy to do and the results are irresistible!
The method for baking flavor into a cracker is generally that you’re going to add seasonings to oil or melted butter and then toss the crackers in that mixture and leave them long enough to soak it all in. Then you spread them all out on a baking sheet and bake them at a fairly low temperature to crisp them right back up, new flavor now included. They somehow end up even crispier than they started out and, at least from the kinds I’ve tried, tend to taste deliciously buttery.
- 1 1/2 cups olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 package ranch seasoning mix
- 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 1 (11 oz) box mini saltine crackers
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- In a gallon zip-top bag, combine olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, ranch seasoning, dill pickle juice, and dried dill. Close and shake to combine.
- Add mini saltines to the bag, close again, and gently turn the bag to coat the crackers in the seasoning mixture.
- Arrange the crackers on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown and the oil has absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.