Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Pita Chips

I thought it better to just post about pita chips than to write a really long comment on my previous post.

A couple of weeks ago Travis bought some black olive hummus and pita chips. I told him I didn't like hummus and didn't want to try it. I had tried it on a trip to Atlanta during my college years and I thought it was too tart. Anyway, as he usually does, Trav insisted that I try it and I loved it. The pita chips were great but I didn't like paying $2.99 a bag for 3 ounces (I'm a cheapskate) and thought I could make them. So, picked up a bag of pitas for about a dollar, made chips out of them, and I really like them. They're great for hummus but you could also dip them in warm black beans. It's a really healthy snack alternative and I love snacking. That's actually the thing I hate about dieting. Anyway, here's the recipe (sort of).

Preheat oven to 450
Cut pitas in half open up the pockets and cut them in half again (along the crescent, does that make sense? Cut them so there are two halves exactly alike, I should have taken pics)

Spray a baking pan with olive oil, or pam
lay the cut pita chips on the pan and spray with oil of your choice
Sprinkle with seasoning- I've tried several and I like roasted red pepper and garlic the best, although just plain salt is good too.
bake to desired crispness

Enjoy warm with hummus, black beans, salsa, or the dip of your choice! They don't keep very well so it's best to bake them shortly before you plan to use them.


mary said...

Sounds great! I will be trying this and let you know how it goes.

LaDonna said...

Mmmm Can't wait to try them.

Amy said...

I hope you like them.

Joyce said...

I eat pita bread every day. I absolutely love it and prefer it to bread. I cut it in half with scissors and then toast it one and a half times which makes it crispy-- then butter it. It's great with a cup of coffee! It sorta reminds me of when I was little and I would dip toasted buttered cuban bread into cuban coffee--only I don't dip the pita! I'll have to try your recipe....sounds yummy! Amy, you should have been Cuban the way you love black beans!

Amy said...

I should have been Cuban! I always wanted dark hair and brown eyes. But marrying a Cuban was the next best thing!