Just as I can count on the sun to rise in the east and set in the west, I can count on the beautiful people at my church to come up with a reason – any reason at all – to have a finger food/potluck supper at some point each month. My favorite are the months where there are holidays, because I can safely bet we’ll be eating more than once! You won’t ever hear me complain about that, because you know I love to cook AND eat!
Over the years, you begin to make observations about who is known to bring what dish. Everyone has that ol’ trusty recipe that they always have the ingredients for in their pantry, and there is a couple at our church that is well known to bring in a bag full of these delicious Spicy Saltine Fire Crackers! While I can’t claim this recipe as my own, I sure to love to make it when I’ve got a potluck to attend or am hosting people for a party in my home!
If you like a little heat in your life, you’re in for a treat with this recipe. It’s perfect to serve as a side to a soup or chili, or to eat it all by itself. My favorite thing to eat it with, though, is a helping of my favorite chicken salad. Mmm, mmm!
- 1 package ranch dressing mix
- 3 tsp dill weed
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 sleeves saltine crackers
- Mix ranch mix, dill, garlic powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl and add in canola oil. Put 2 sleeves of crackers in a gallon sized zip-loc bag and pour mixture over crackers. Shake the bag well until crackers are coated well, then transfer to a serving dish. If you feel the mixture is too strong, you can add in extra crackers.
My husband and I love to make these to take on road trips, too. It’s such an easy thing to whip up in a jiffy, and I always have all of the ingredients on hand to make it! What are your go-to recipes to bring to a finger food/potluck dinner? Leave a comment below and share your favorites!