Chef Alton Brown Has An Easy Way To Elevate Those Saltines Sitting In Your Pantry And Turn Them Into A Gourmet Snack At Home

You probably recognize author and chef Alton Brown from appearing on just about every show on the Food Network that he can possibly make an appearance one. He’s shown on Good Eats, he was the main host of Iron Chef America, and he’s appeared on countless others including Worst Cooks in America and Beat Bobby Flay.

The man is everywhere in the culinary world and he knows his food as well as anyone. The latter is why I’m sharing this clip with you guys this morning.

He recently launched a ‘Pantry Raid’ feature on his YouTube channel where he shows how to elevate items in the pantry into gourmet snacks and this one about Saltine crackers really caught my attention. Check it out and thank him later:

For anyone at home who needs that incredibly simple recipe written down to reference later, here you go:

— Saltines

— 1 teaspoon of Dry Mustard Powder

— 1 tablespoon of your preferred hot sauce, he uses Texas Pete

— 2 tablespoons of butter (clarified or ghee if you have it)

You mix the 4 tablespoons together, melt it, dump in the Saltines and coat them in the liquid. Then you place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350F. Once they’re done baking you let them air out and enjoy! If you plan on saving them you should seal them in Tupperware or whatever airtight container you have that will prevent them from going stale.

If you want to see a few more ‘Pantry Raid’ clips of his you can check out his Cocktail Edition or Popcorn Edition below:


Go check out his YouTube channel for more.