Friday, November 9, 2012
Weekend recipe - Herb Flavored Pita Chips
I am getting into the holiday entertaining mode. My best freind came for a visit at the end of October and I had a small Herb and Wine get together with a few freinds. I served these seasoned pita chips at the party. They are quick and easy and so much better than potato chips. I don't want to sound cruel to potato chips, becasue I will eat those in a second if given the opportunity (I am no snob!)
There are many different ways to make seasoned pita chips. If you like a robust flavor use something with rosemary or thyme; sweeter use dill; savory try oregano or basil. Each seasoning recipe below is formulated to season up to 4 pitas cut into wedges.
Pita preparation instructions:
4 pitas, each cut into 8 wedges (if you want smaller portions for ladies try cutting them into 12 wedges)
3 Tbls. virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine seasonings in an old spice jar with a shaker lid; set aside. Arrange pita wedges on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush top of each wedge with olive oil. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over wedges. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until nicely toasted but not hard.
1 Tbls. sea salt
1 tsp. dried dill
ground black pepper to taste
2 Tbls. grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
Place seasonings in a shaker jar and use with above pita prepartion instructions.
Backyard Patch Pizza Seasoning would also works as a flavored seasoning for hand-made pita chips too. In a hurry I used Backyard Patch Butter N Cheese Blend once. And I think Backyard Patch Herbal Spread would work well also.
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