Tuesday, 22 October 2013 22:30

How to make pita chips

If you don’t want to load on those calories that are in regular chips and nachos at each party, or every time you just feel like crunching on something savory,  you’ll be happy to find out about this healthy recipe on how to make pita chips.

Here’s an easy way how to make your own fat-free chips – made from Pita bread.

Some interesting facts before you learn how to make pita chips

Pita bread is a flat bread and one of the most ancient breads in history. It is widely consumed in Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisines and especially is prevalent in Greece, Cyprus, the Balkans, North Africa, the Levant, Iran, Armenia, Turkey, and parts of the Indian Subcontinent. If you live in any of those regions getting pita bread will be especially easy and usually cheap, but it is also widely available in many other countries and regions.

The origins of Pita bread are a bit uncertain: It may actually have been the Bedouins who first made it by mixing powdered grain with water, forming the dough into flat loaves and placing it on the bottom a cooking vessel to cook over an open fire.

In many remote Arab villages, pita bread is still baked in backyard stoves. Some Arab and Israeli communities have their own community ovens or bakeries that set aside special hours for families to bring in their homemade loaves.

Get ready to make pita chips

You will most likely buy your pack of pita bread at your super market or Middle Eastern store. It freezes well but toasted pita chips will also keep fresh in a zip-lock bag for weeks – an unlikely period to have them around. Once you know how to make pita chips you’ll have friends popping in for a snack  often and be invited to all those pot lucks and parties to bring those chips. So the trick is to make a good patch while you’re at it.

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How to make pita chips

Ingredients:

  • Pita bread
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Salt, spices and dried herbs of your choice (thyme, chili, garlic salt, oregano… you choose)

Directions:

  • pull each loaf apart horizontally (so you have two thinner pita breads)
  • spray lightly with water to allow the salt, herbs, spices to stick
  • place in oven on you baking rack and back at medium heat for about 15 minutes – keep an eye on it as the thinner parts brown quickly
  • remove, let cool and break into pieces

Store in a zip-lock bag or airtight container for a healthy snack any time – hide if those visitors and party invitations are becoming too frequent!

Your life after you’ve learned how to make pita chips

And now that you know about the healthy way of how to make pita chips, you may feel inspired to find out about healthy dips to enjoy with your chips – find a picturesque selection here  or even invest in a gorgeous book  called Skinny Dips by Diane Morgan

Mary Anglberger

I’ve been travelling the world for over 20 years teaching English and am now taking time to follow my passion for photography and writing. I want to share all the things, events and people that have inspired and inspire me and spread those positive vibes all around.

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