When an idea makes all the sense in the world sometimes it takes an eternity to put it into play. And that is how it felt when we smoked oyster crackers. Sure, we are known for smoking just about anything. Ritz cracker crumbs were our latest, should have done that a while ago instance.
I have been really enjoying working with the A-maze-n Tube Smoker. It allows us to impulsively smoke small scale items almost instantly. We used to smoke everything at the drop of a hat. It seems the tube smoker facilitates that impulse, keeping the pellets in place and the smoke smouldering long and slow.
Being in New England now little bags of oyster crackers magically appear on our counter tops as if placed by the oyster cracker fairy. I am not one to indulge in these little salty bites. And I most certainly avoid them in my chowder. And I'm not really sure why. When I saw a bag on the counter the other day, I just knew I needed to upgrade the crackers. I fired up the smoking tube and in 30 minutes had richly smoked oyster crackers. Those that do like oyster crackers were quite excited with my smokey evolution. I still may not be putting them on my chowder, though I do see an incredible breading potential for fried oysters and various other ingredients from sweet to savory.