I gotta tell ya, I’m in love with my Crab Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers and they’re just great for a Superbowl or any party. But I need a little Old Bay Seasoning for those. Old Bay isn’t something I use often, so I mix up my own and when I do, I try to think about ways to use up the last bit. Long story short, that’s how these Old Bay Oyster Crackers came about.
When I wanted to make my Crab Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (how’s that for a teaser?!) I wanted to use some Old Bay Seasoning. Well, I have some at home (probably ancient – I DO live in the Midwest, after all so there’s not a lot of fresh seafood to use it on) but none here at the folks’ house. In the middle of nowhere. In South Dakota. It’s dry here, not to mention landlocked with very few lakes and most of those are reservoirs, so the local grocery store didn’t even have Old Bay. So I needed to whip up an Old Bay Substitute.