Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bring out your FIREY side with Saltine Fire Crackers for the 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July Week!

     I hope the temps are little cooler where you are but here in the Pacific NorthWest, our temps will be hitting 100 to 105, some cities even hotter. I guess I can be happy we aren't near Death Valley where it will be 130!
     Below is a recipe that we love at our house and I'd like to share the recipe with those of you who love everything hot and spicy to bring out your firey side. tttsssssss! Enjoy...Be sure to have a cool drink handy! And know that you can't eat just one!

1 2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
opt: 1 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. black pepper
2 (1 oz pkgs) ranch dressing mix
3 T. red pepper flakes
4 sleeves Saltine crackers

Place the vegetable oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black 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 need a hot read to go along with these crackers, check out my e-book, Never Surrender, my Indian time travel.

Have a SAFE 4th of July!