Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cracker Tracker

I woke up this morning thinking about cornbread crackers. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Me either. But never has a cracker given me such grief.

See, tonight I am cooking these:

Shrimp burgers, which I found the recipe for in the May issue of Southern Living. I all but slobbered on the page when I saw them. Instead of traditional burgers and fries, I thought I would make a healthier version — shrimp burgers with baked sweet potato fries.

Southern Living is great for home cooks because the recipes are fairly simple and ingredients are familiar. You usually won't be scratching your head and wandering the isles of the grocery store looking for some obscure ingredient the store manager has never even heard of.

Or at least I thought that was the case. Last night, I wandered the Line Avenue Brookshire's, each isle up and down with no cornbread crackers to be found. I bought corn meal instead. I doubt there would be any similarity beyond the involvement of the word "corn," but I had to do something.

I've been dying to try these burgers, and I wasn't going to let a simple cracker get in my way. So, this morning I Googled, which led me to the Kellogg's site and wouldn't know you, I found a Cracker Tracker. I typed in my zip code, and the site directed me to Albertson's on Southfield.

I should have cornbread crackers in my hand this afternoon and perfect shrimp burgers tonight. Thank goodness I found the Cracker Tracker. As of this morning, I was the only cracker crumbling.


Anonymous said...

AHahahhaha! You are the only person I know who would be excited for and acutally use a "cracker tracker". Well, Lesa would probably enjoy it also.

Kate said...

What is the importance of these crackers? Does it go on the burger somewhere? Or is it for a side item?

Good for you for doing your homework!

Stephanie Netherton said...

It's a sickness. ... but everyone will be grateful for my persistence when I feed them something fantastic tonight.

Stephanie Netherton said...

You crumble the crackers and they work as an adhesive to keep the burgers in one piece.

Kate said...

Ah okay! Perhaps you should share this recipe if they turn out amazingly. With child-like instructions, for those of us who are better at baking.

Stephanie Netherton said...

will do ... if they are good, of course!

melissa said...

YUM!!!! The Shirmp burger looks very tasty!

Stephanie Netherton said...

I know ... they look delicious. I only hope mine look (and taste) that pretty.

Also, I found the crackers. They weren't at Albertson's — sold out. But I did find them at Target and cornbread crackers are very, very good.

Lindsey said...

I love Southern Living recipes too. They usually turn out great and are easy! Those burgers look fab!!