Homemade Oyster Crackers

Oyster crackers. They are probably something you don’t even think about, unless you’re ordering a bowl of clam chowder or crab soup. Usually, we’ll just use broken-up pieces of saltines for a crunchy bite to top our soup with – but yesterday I was feeling particularly ambitious!

Turns out they were super easy to make, requiring only a few ingredients. The hardest part was cutting and transferring all the little squares to the baking sheet. And that little amount of work totally paid off, the taste and texture was about a million times better than you’d find in the store-bought crackers.

In fact, we loved them so much, it’s got me thinking about what other crackers I can make here at home!  I know these would be great with additions thrown in as well, like fresh (or dried!) herbs. Or even just a little bit of black pepper. Will definitely be making these again!

Source: adapted from Serious Eats



  1. Posted November 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM | Permalink

    They’re so tiny and perfect! I want to make these even though we never eat soup.

  2. Posted November 3, 2014 at 9:58 PM | Permalink

    How did you do that. I would have never known they weren’t the real
    meal deal. Plus they probably taste better!

  3. Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    I am so glad that I found this recipe! My daughter loves them, but because of allergies, she can’t eat the store bought version. I know what I’m making the next time I make white chicken chili!!

  4. Kim in MD
    Posted November 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM | Permalink

    These look amazing!

  5. Trippet
    Posted January 1, 2019 at 6:10 PM | Permalink

    My mom used to make a snack from oyster crackers that uses a stick of melted butter (I cut it down to 3/4 stick) and Good Seasons Italian dressing mix. I toss the crackers with the butter and mix like I do popcorn: drizzle butter, sprinkle mix, toss, drizzle butter, sprinkle mix, toss, rinse and repeat.

    Today I made my own Italian dressing mix and skipped the salt (had to throw out a batch yesterday because woah Nelly they packed a sodium punch!). Since the homemade version didn’t stick as well as the store bought mix I hit the internet to find out whether I could make my own crackers and add the spices to the mix. Lo and behold . . . here you are with my answer and you even ponder the addition of flavorings. 😀

    These crackers have been comfort food to me since I was a wee one sneaking into the kitchen to loot my mom’s party snacks. Any time my parents were throwing a party I knew there would be seasoned oyster crackers, little smoked sausages, and homemade Chex mix to plunder.

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