What Are Oyster Crackers And How to Prepare Them


Although it is so popular there, you don’t need to live in England for a long time to fall in love with oyster cracker snack. Actually, for most people there, oyster cracker packets are available in every house and it is almost not authentic if there aren’t any oyster crackers there. 

The History of Oyster Cracker Snack

This amazing snack was created for the first time at Adam Exton Cracker Bakery in New Jersey in 1847; however, some stories say that it was made 19 years before by New England’s Westminster Cracker Company.
Regardless of their origins and when they were first prepared, no one can deny that oyster cracker snacks are awesome.
These small crackers which are usually served in oyster stews are vaguely oyster-shaped, and this is the reason for their name.
Today, the oyster crackers snack is so famous and they are served alone or with clam chowder, seafood stews, tomato soup, etc.

How is Oyster Cracker Snack? 

The good news is that oyster crackers are wheat flour-based crackers, and there are no oysters at all.
Some of oyster cracker snack are tough, while others are flaky depending. on their brand, but they are delicious in both cases with their flavor is similar to saltine crackers but with less salt.

Oyster Crackers in Soups and Stews

The strange about oyster cracker snack is that in a short time they became a very popular topping for soups and stews as well as for clam chowder, but why?
Maybe because its taste is fabulous or it doesn’t lose its crunch once being put in liquid.
Whatever is the case, and whether you are in England or other countries, many people, especially kids adore these fun, iconic crackers that make any meal complete.

Oyster cracker snack for kids

For kids, Oyster Cracker Snack is the best snack ever, especially as an after school snack. It has all the amazing things we need in a snack like being simple, full of flavor, good for health and perfect for feeding the hungry kids especially after they come from a long and tiring day at school.
Many housewives in England, always keep a bowl of oyster cracker snack on the table, so when the kids enter the house, they find the bowl and the hunger problems are solved!

How to Prepare a Seasoned Oyster Cracker Snack? 

As our kids love these tiny little crackers, you should really try to prepare seasoned oyster cracker snack at home. It is so easy and tasty.

In order to prepare these crunchy bite-sized snacks, you need the following ingredients:

  • Oyster Crackers
  • Butter
  • Parsley
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Celery Salt
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder

How to Make Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Now it is time to prepare this awesome snacks:

  1. Put all the ingredients except the crackers in a bowl. Mix together butter, dried parsley, Worcestershire sauce, powders, salt, and lemon and mix them completely. 
  2. Add the crackers to the bowl and mix them till they all are coated with the mixture. 
  3. Remove them from the bowl, and spread them on a baking sheet. 
  4. Put them in a low-temperature oven (about 250 °F). 
  5. Keep them. in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or till they become golden brown and slightly crispy. 
  6. Take them out and let them cool then serve!

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