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Oct 16, 2010 11:26 PM

is there a way to revive stale crackers??

would putting them into a microwave or regular oven help??

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  1. in the regular oven at a low temperature might help -- I've had less-than-overwhelming results, but it might help.

    1. If they've just lost crispness, a low oven will help. If they actually taste stale, nothing'll bring 'em back.

      1. Hmm, they're American style crackers like Saltines, right?

        If so, I'd just use crumble them up and use them as breadcrumbs for stuffing, etc. I don't think it's worth the effort given the cost to effort ratio involved.

        1. I've used a microwave to rejuvenate tortilla chips so it might work for crackers too - if they're just in need of crispening. Nuke on full power for short bursts, rearranging them after each time. They won't seem crisp until they cool off - so don't over-nuke.

          1. Revive them in a recipe like meat loaf or hamburger steak.