Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:59 AM
The origin of the term "oyster cracker" is unclear, but it may be that they were originally served with oyster stew or clam chowder or merely that their form (a vaguely round 'shell' that splits evenly into two parts) was suggestive of the shape of an oyster in its shell. According to the web site of the still-extant bakery discussed below, the crackers were so named because they were commonly served with oyster stew and other oyster dishes (at least on their early packages). They usually have a taste similar to saltine crackers, but far less salty.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:25 AM
I got two boxes to send to my mom for Mother's Day - don't laugh, she loves them and can't find the type she really likes, so when I saw 'em at the natural foods store the other day it was like a total score!
Goldfish crackers are still my hands-down faves, tho!
Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:48 PM
We usually have rye bread with oysters if we have anything. Mostly tho, I just want oysters naked with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
America is built on oyster crackers!!!!