My birthday was a few weeks ago (YAY!) and some friends and I went wine tasting at Old Sugar Mill. I have mentioned it before, but it’s an awesome place just outside of Sacramento. Literally, an old sugar mill, that has been converted to house 14 wine-tasting rooms in the same building. It’s so much fun. And great, affordable wine and tastings. They usually have food trucks, and they have a nice big lawn in the back where you can have a picnic when the weather is good.
ANYHOW, there were a couple new wineries since the last time we went. Preston and I COMPLETELY fell in love with one of them, called Bump City. Their wine was PHENOMENAL. I could have easily bought a bottle of each of their reds. So good. Don’t worry, I stuck with just one. 😉
But what we loved almost as much as the wine was their OYSTER CRACKERS. Weird, right?
They had yummy little bowls of dill seasoned oyster crackers, and after eating way more than my share of a bowl, I was going to ask where I could buy a bag. But then I saw one of the women who was working there come around with a big ziploc full of them, and I was like “ummm y’all mix this up yourselves to bring here?” She told me they did, and roughly what was in the bag.
I wasted NO time and made my first test batch a week later. It actually turned out fantastically, and I was going to post the recipe weeks ago. But SOMEONE who I live with, who shall remain unnamed 😉 , decided to eat an entire huge bag of them in a day and a half before I could photograph them.
Because they’re that good.
Anyway. These little dill seasoned oyster crackers aren’t healthy by any means. And you KNOW I would normally choose sugar, booze, or Thai takeout for my unhealthy calories. But this little snack is fantastic. Plus stupid easy to make. I would totally recommend putting a bowl out next time you host friends.
And we already know they pair well with red wine. So…. #winning.
To the recipe!
- 1 9-oz bag oyster crackers
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 t ranch seasoning mix
- 2 t dried dill*
- 3/4 t garlic salt**
- Pour oyster crackers into a ziploc and add the oil. Seal the bag and shake up until all the oyster crackers are evenly coated. They will just have a subtle shine to them.
- Add in all dry seasonings and shake again until crackers are lightly coated in seasonings.
- * I played around with some fresh dill too, and it was SPECTACULAR. But I don't know how well it would keep since I ate up the whole test batch with fresh dill. I'd use double (or more) the amount of fresh dill than dried.
- ** If you haven't tried Lawry's garlic salt, then you're missing out. It's the best. Period.