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What Can I Bring?
Perfect for: Snacking, parties, sports-watching events.
Make and take: Assemble in a resealable bag at least 2 hours before the event; transfer to a serving bowl at your destination.
Made famous by: Howard Myrick of Hattiesburg, Miss., who got the recipe from his stepdaughter after she brought them to a holiday meal about a year ago. "I try to keep some in the house all the time, " he said. "I have given the recipe to several of the neighbors, and I have yet to find someone who does not like them."
Myrick prefers Nabisco brand saltine crackers.
The recipe is easily halved, and the crackers store well for several days.
Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 2 hours Serves: 40
2 (1-ounce) packets dry ranch dressing mix
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups canola oil
1 pound saltine crackers with unsalted tops