Oyster snacks – Something for the whole family

Amusingly enough these oyster crackers have no association with oysters. The cause behind it being named so is not known. Could be that as it somewhat resembles a bivalve. These are tiny in dimensions, served with meals, mostly in the northern areas of United States. They get along well these oyster crackers. Some are obtainable in big boxes and others in serving-packages for preserving the freshness of the same. If you have been to the restaurants in US then you might have been served. Even though it is not very appetizing, but acts as a catalyst in adding to the taste of the main course which has been served. This matches well with soups which are made of sea-food and chowders. The best part is that these oyster crackers go well with oyster soups! It could be very much possible that as it makes such a perfect mixture with oysters, it had been named so. Though, nothing is known for certain.

This crackers look like oysters

When seen customarily, these homemade Oyster Cracker Recipe are hexagonally shaped and have a puffed appearance. Few companies which sell them make ring shaped oyster crackers which looks like the sea creatures! These are very crunchy to have and some of them also have holes present inside it which resembles quilted –pillows. Few others which are available have curly edges. In spite of the different shapes they have, all of them of them do have a lovely yummy buttery taste. Before these Seasoned oyster cracker recipe are served, they are topped with salt. One can find a large number of recipes which uses these oyster crackers in several countries across the world. Even though the nativity of this has been most probably in America, but presently almost all the parts of the world enjoys this crackling recipe. It has been found that the nativity of this oyster crackers dates back to 1847 (in Trenton, New Jersey), when Adam Exton brought out this oyster crackers. At first many bakers were not ready to accept this trend but following this after the good response which one baker received others also accepted the concept. There are several companies which make these oyster crackers and even sell abroad over the same to other countries.

While adding them with the delicacies, it is normally added simply, garnished with salt, to prevent them from unfavorably reacting with the mixtures of the soup or chowder. But few bakers in addition put things like thymes, spices, green-onions, turmeric, etc. The presence of these crackers adds a bit more taste to the normal soup one has. Apart from being used in soups, it is also eaten as snacks, by mixing or garnishing the same with the other snacks. Few bakers serve this as a snack item as well where they coat these crackers are coated, seasoned, and baked to be served as standalone delicious crispy snacks. Though most know Adam Exton to be the individual who brought out the concept of Ranch Oyster Cracker Recipe, there is yet another petitioner (The West-Minster Cracker Company, Rutland, Vermont) who demands that they had been manufacturing these ever since 1828! The confusion continues till date.

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