Pita Pita – Making Homemade Pita Chips

I’m baaaack. I do apologize for neglecting the ole blog; I had some personal issues to attend to. But, today is a new day and I am more than ready to start typing. And since there has been a bit of a hiatus I figure what better time then to launch a new regular feature, a little something I like to call Cheap Ass Recipes.

As you know, I do love to eat out and although I’m always finding a deal I do realize it would be even cheaper to eat at home. What’s the fun in that?…is what I used to say. But lately I’ve been cooking up a storm and have come to realize that cooking can be fun. How’s that for a revelation? What’s that you say? The Food Network? Never heard of them.

So, the other day I found myself with a ton of hummus and nothing to dip in it. Now I love me some hummus but I don’t generally just dig in with a spoon. So I rummaged around the fridge and discovered a bag of slightly old pita bread. Aha! Now I could just use this, but what’s the fun in that? So I decided to fire up the old Dell and I found me an easy recipe for some pita chips. They came out quite good. So good, that I’m going to pay it forward and share the recipe with you.

First, take a few pieces of pita bread and cut them into eight pieces.

Which results in these totally cute little triangles.

Then arrange the triangles onto a cookie sheet.

In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Then brush this mixture onto the triangles.

Pop em in the oven for about 15 minutes and voila!

Yummy, garlicky, crispy pita chips for your dipping pleasure.

Enjoy!

Oh, and here’s the official recipe courtesy of The Neely’s from that mysterious Food Network.

3 pitas, cut into 8 wedges
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, smashed (I used a garlic crusher)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (I used ordinary ground pepper)

Preheat oven to 375. Cut pitas into 8 wedges. Pour olive oil into a bowl and add garlic, salt and pepper. Brush pita chips with olive oil and garlic mixture. Arrange pita chips on baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.