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Basic Pita Chips

Ingredients

  • 4 (8–inch) pita breads, cut into wedges
  • Olive or vegetable oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use kitchen shears to cut around the perimeter of each pita bread to yield 2 thin rounds.
  3. Stack the rounds on top of each other and use a chef's knife to cut them into 6 wedges each.
  4. Spread the pita wedges, smooth-side down, over 2 rimmed baking sheets. Spray the top of each wedge with oil and then sprinkle with the salt.
  5. Bake the wedges until they begin to crisp and brown lightly, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Flip the wedges so their smooth side is up, and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until chips are fully toasted.
  7. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and cool the chips before serving. (Chips can be held in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If necessary, briefly re–crisp in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes before serving.)

 

Garlic-Herb Pita Chips

Follow the recipe for Basic Pita Chips, mixing 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder and 2 tablespoons fresh minced thyme, basil, or oregano with the salt before sprinkling it over the chips in step 4.

 

Chili-Spiced Pita Chips

Follow the recipe for Basic Pita Chips, mixing 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne with the salt before sprinkling it over the chips in step 4.

 

Makes: 48 Chips or 8 Servings

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