Crackers are always a favorite — unless you're sensitive to gluten. But gluten-free crackers usually taste like cardboard! Fortunately, Rhonda Malkmus has found a way to make homemade, gluten-free crackers. And if you're really ambitious, you can dry your own tomatoes! This recipe takes time and the delicious, healthy results are well worth it.
Sun-Dried (or Dehydrated) Tomato Crackers (Serves 4)
If you have a dehydrator, drying your own tomatoes is a simple task, but authentic, truly sun-dried tomatoes are a labor of love. For starters, it takes 8 to 14 pounds of tomatoes just make one pound of sun-dried tomatoes. Not to mention that sun-drying takes a lot of patience. It can take 4-10 days to dry tomatoes in the summer sun!
Fresh Ingredients for Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Red plum tomatoes are usually the sun-dried tomato of choice, but many other varieties are commercially available. While most sun-dried tomatoes are sold in dry bags, they can also be preserved in olive oil and infused with savory herbs like rosemary, basil, dried paprika, and garlic.