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This Crunchy Snack Is a Cross Between a Chip and a Cracker — And I Dip It into Everything

published Dec 23, 2021
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I made a hot dip for some friends recently, and while I got lots of nice compliments on the dip, it was the crackers that I served it with that stole the spotlight. It got me thinking: The humble cracker is often a supporting player — a vehicle for dip or cheese, blending into the background, a means to an end. But when is a cracker NOT just a cracker?

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My answer: When it’s an RW Garcia Organic Sweet Potato Cracker. Gluten-free (super helpful when entertaining) and made with flaxseed, black sesame seeds, and chia seeds, plus just the right amount of salt, these are more like a cross between a chip and a cracker, and the punchline is that I cannot stop reaching for them. 

Perfect for dipping, snacking, or adding to a cheese or charcuterie board, these little crunchy disks are made from renowned North Carolina Beauregard sweet potatoes and corn. RW Garcia has been a family-owned brand since 1982 (three generations of Garcias work at the family business!), and their crackers are organic and non-GMO, as well as Kosher. The company also makes lots of other snacks, including similar crackers in flavors like Lentil Turmeric and Everything seasoning.

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Besides serving these with dips and cheese and so on, I’m thinking these would be great powdered in a food processor and used as a coating for chicken tenders. A dunk in flour (maybe gluten-free flour if that’s a dietary need), a dunk in beaten egg, and then a roll in these crackers crumbs would result in a delicious twist on an easy recipe. Or how about crushing and using them as a coating for air fryer mozzarella sticks? I absolutely love serving certain kinds of salads with crackers, and these would pair brilliantly with egg, tuna, or salmon salad.

They are available in 5.5-ounce boxes at grocery stores, health food stores, and online, but for obvious reasons, I recommend the more generously-sized 30-ounce box.

Buy: RW Garcia Gluten Free 3 Seed Sweet Potato Crackers, $9.99 for 30 ounces on Instacart

Do you have a favorite gluten-free cracker? Tell us in the comments below.