These homemade oyster crackers are a spot-on stunt double for the real thing. Why make homemade oyster crackers? I make homemade oyster crackers, homemade Ritz crackers, homemade graham crackers, and homemade Oreo cookies because it’s fun to do and it gives me complete control over the food that I’m eating. Making anything from scratch – like oyster crackers – is something I particularly love to do with my son. I want him to understand that food doesn’t magically appear in a bag.
When I began the project of making homemade oyster crackers, I decided that I wanted them to be hexagonal like the ones sold in stores. I couldn’t find a cookie cutter small enough, so I made my own.
I used folded over tin foil to make the cookie cutter, but I would not recommend this technique. It wasn’t sharp enough to make a clean edge and it didn’t hold up.
Other Products Used to Make Homemade Oyster Crackers
Homemade Oyster Cracker Recipe
One of the best parts about making homemade oyster crackers was discovering Molly Sheridan’s blog, Wonderland Kitchen. It’s a whole blog full of DIY projects that I am itching to try! I have a new blog crush – big time! The recipe for homemade oyster crackers that I used is a recipe that she developed for Serious Eats. The recipe below is Molly’s, but I added in my own notes along the way.
A Fun Use for Your Oyster Crackers
Although oyster crackers are traditionally used in soup, they are a fun snack all on their own. Kimberly of the lovely Rhubarb and Honey (who happens to be a great friend of mine and co-conspirator for the upcoming Food Media Forum) has a recipe for baked oyster crackers with ranch, lemon pepper, and garlic powder that would be a hit at a summer BBQ. I discovered her recipe when she won my most recent Facebook game of Cupcake Roulette! I was tasked with finding something on her blog to inspire cupcakes. When I saw her baked oyster crackers, I got all kinds of oyster crackery ideas! A cupcake related to oyster crackers is coming soon!