It’s the Oscars on Sunday! So exciting. I’m a big fan of all of the awards shows, but the Oscars is always the crème de la crème. The glitz and glamour is over the top. The gowns, the hairstyles, the million dollar jewels and the million dollar smiles all completely dazzle me.
So when my fellow blogger Haley, who writes the Cheap Recipe Blog, asked me if I was interested in contributing to group of recipes with an Oscar theme I was so in. Each blogger chose one of the nominated Best Picture films and was tasked to create something themed around that movie.
I picked Selma.
Set in the cities of Montgomery and Selma, Alabama, Selma recounts the tale of Martin Luther King’s crusade to change the laws in the South, to allow the black population equal rights to vote. David Oyelowo’s portrayal of MLK was kind of chilling. The way he embodied the mannerisms and cadence of King’s sermons during the church scenes was uncanny. I felt so riled up and wanted to join the march! It’s a shame Oyelowo himself wasn’t nominated for the lead role.
It’s a heavy topic, but this post is supposed to be celebratory. It’s an Oscar Party after all. So let’s talk snacks! I searched out Alabama themed appetizers that would fit the location of the movie Selma, and struck gold. These Alabama Firecrackers were a massive hit with both us and my
lucky co-workers taste testers.
Easy to make and something different, yet familiar. Your party guests are going to gravitate to them, for sure. Maybe even grab a creamy dip to offset the spice. Because, there is spice. That’s why they’re called Firecrackers!
I used two boxes of these crackers:
Usually, I would be advocating making your own crackers from scratch, but lets be honest. I’ll be too busy spot shining the bathroom and hiding things under the bed/in the closets before the guests arrive to be baking crackers. 😉
These Alabama Firecrackers are eas-y. Place your crackers in a large Ziploc and pour in your olive oil.
Sprinkle with Italian seasonings and then the heat. Chili flakes city. You can moderate the chilis if you like, but they really are what makes this snack fun and unique. Like I said earlier, you could compliment it with something creamy to dip.
So back to easy.
Leave the crackers overnight in the Ziploc bag and you are set for your party the next day. Did I mention they were easy? 😉
Spicy, rich, crispy and totally munchable! I hope you try these out. They were super fun.
Adapted from this recipe.
- 2 170g. boxes of saltine crackers
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
- 3 tbsp. chili flakes
- Empty cracker boxes into a large Ziploc bag and cover with the olive oil. Coat the crackers with the oil and sprinkle in the spices
- Seal the bag and turn it over and over until the crackers are all well and evenly coated.
- Leave at room temperature in the sealed bag overnight, turning it over every so often
- Serve with a creamy dip if desired
Check out the rest of the Oscar themed treats below: