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Pita Chips

on February 5, 2014
Cheaper and tastier than store bought.

Cheaper and tastier than store bought.

Now, I’ve seen recipes for home made pita bread and I’m not there yet.  However, home made pita chips? Yep!  Been making these for a few years now.

Recently, I was reminded why…

I had a coupon for the store bought kind, so I picked up a bag.  I was somewhat shocked at the price, but since I had the coupon I got them anyway.

That was well over a month ago.

There are still some left in my cupboard.

I should probably throw them out.

On the other hand, I made my own version to dip in Roasted Red Pepper Hummus as a super bowl snack on Sunday.  Today is Wednesday.

They’re gone.

They are seriously good enough to eat plain, which is how I ate them last night when I finished them off.

Let’s review…

The store bought kind is more expensive and have gone uneaten in my house for over a month.

The home made kind is cheaper and lasted about 72 hours.

Oh, and they’re so easy to make, your kid cook can do all the work!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of pita bread (It can be the smaller, thicker kind or the bigger, thinner kind.)
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • optional: other seasonings such as ground thyme, Cajun seasoning, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°.
  2. Tear the pita bread in half and then separate the pockets.
  3. “Paint” each piece with olive oil and cut them into pieces.
  4. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and/or other seasonings.
  5. Bake approximately 10 minutes.  Check them often to prevent burning, especially if you have the thinner pita.

Tips to get your kid cook involved:

(I started to list ways he could help and then realized I had pretty much retyped the instructions and decided to be more concise…)

  • He can pretty much do it all except for the oven part! 🙂
One brush for my kid cook and one for me. Also, using the pizza cutter is quick and safer if the kiddo wants to help!

One brush for my kid cook and one for me. Also, using the pizza cutter is quick and safer if the kiddo wants to help with cutting them up!

P.S. If you’re looking for a yummy way to eat your pita chips, try some Fattoush!

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