White Bean Dip on Home-made Pita Chips

Baked Pita Chips, Herbed or Not

Did you come from Pinterest looking for my Roux? For some reason pinterest is misdirecting. My apologies! Click this link for Roux and you’ll be promptly whisked to the right page. If you are looking for Pita Chips, scroll down…

White Bean Dip with Herbs
White Bean Dip with Herbs

I don’t know if a recipe is needed for a simple baked Pita chip – but there are a couple of things to know. That is, other than that they’re more delicious than one would think, especially with a few herbs or spices added.

Home-made Pita Chips are so much more inexpensive to bake off than to buy, even when the pita bread is expensive.

Pita chips are also a great way to use up stale or leftover Pita Bread; even Pita Bread that might be weeks old. Yeah, I’m a bit embarrassed sometimes, especially since I like to “preach” about how to stay organized and use ingredients well.

If you have a pocket type pita bread, just open it up so you have two layers and your Pita will make twice as many chips. Try this with any of my dips or spreads from my Appetizer Menu; Pita are particularly good with my White Bean Dip.

White Bean Dip on Home-made Pita Chips
White Bean Dip on Home-made Pita Chips

Pita Chips, Herbed or Not

Use any Pita you’d like, white, whole or multi grain. If pita bread is a pocket pita, split each pita into two layers.

Stack several together at a time and cut each stack in half and then into three to four wedges. (A good sharp heavy pizza cutter works well, or a knife.)

Arrange the pita wedges on a large baking sheet or two, depending on how many you wish to make. There are two options:

  • Spray the Pita fairly heavily with a cooking spray, preferably Olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and/or herbs or herb mix of your choice. Turn over and repeat.
  • Drizzle two to four tablespoons Olive oil (depending on how many you are making) over the Pita, toss and spread out, then sprinkle with the salt and/or herbs or herb mix.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until toasted and golden in color. Watch closely at end, may wish to turn over.

Put your own Spin on It:

There are so many options for flavorings, let your imagination run wild or try to correlate culturally with the meal you’re putting on the table.

  • The above with a single herb: oregano, rosemary, etc. is wonderful
  • Sprinkle with a little Parmesan, Asiago or other dry, grated cheese
  • A little salt and any spice rub or mix, herbal or otherwise pretty much works. I particularly like Michael Chiarello’s Fennel Spice Rub, and we always like a little Cajun or Creole.

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