Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pitta Crisps

My Mum made these for a party the other day, and let us try them straight out of the oven beforehand. Bad idea. Very quickly, a large proportion had disappeared and more had to be rustled up – with the order to Eat. No. More. Tricky stuff. There’s just something about the sharp crunch and the salty olive oil coating that makes these irresistible. Plus, they are a snap to make so perfect for a last-minute canapĂ© or pre-dinner nibble. Personally, we enjoyed these in front of the Friday night television – they make a great change from Kettle Chips!

First, take one pitta bread. DSCF6782Then, cut all the way around the edge of the pitta, leaving you with two halves – one thicker and doughy and the other thinner.DSCF6784

Take one pitta half and cut in half again.DSCF6785 Using two cuts, take one of these halves to form three triangles of pitta bread.DSCF6788 Repeat this with all the pitta breads, preferably keeping the thinner pitta crisps separate from the doughy ones (they cook at different rates). Spread a bunch of either thick or thin triangles on a baking tray sprinkled with olive oil and toss them to be covered on both sides. Sprinkle with a zatar seasoning, and place high in a hot oven for 4-6 minutes.DSCF6794Remove from the oven, pile high on a plate and enjoy!

8 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a great idea! Perfect for dipping!

Cheers,

Rosa

Faith said...

This is perfect snacking fare! Very crunchy and satisfying, with endless dipping possibilities! :)

La Table De Nana said...

I really enjoy these also.Thank you for the reminder~

elra said...

That look wonderful Lucy, perfect and healthy munch!

Cheri said...

I always crave salty things at night and try to keep away from eating chips (even though that's usually what I crave). These look like a perfect substitute. Num..num..

Ash said...

I've made these too... extremely addicting! Love them with artichoke dip!!

Steph said...

I am so addicted to pita chips!

dinners and dreams said...

I love pita crisps. They're so easy and taste much better than chips with dips.