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Pita Chips Salt & Pepper1 (Medium)

My last post featured Mast-o-musir, and if you look at the picture you will notice that I serve mine with pita chips.  Because I was ever so ambitious that day, believe it or not by the end of the day I had four different recipes for posting, I decided to experiment with pita chips making, which is something that I had never done before.

I love pita bread. When you step into any Persian Market you will notice that there are a variety of brands and sizes of pita breads.  I especially love pita bread when it is fresh and very soft. I have to tell you all a little secret, I was introduced to pita bread when I moved to the US.  You wonder why? Because Pita is originally Arabic and I had never seen it in Iran back in the days.

I can’t begin to tell you how fascinated and blown away I was the first time I had a pita chip. I was immediately a fan! You should know that I am chipsaholic. I love chips, they make me happy, period.

Now that I told you one of my deepest secrets, let’s get back to the scope of this post. I have been thinking about experimenting on my own with the homemade type.  I found that for me it is the best thing to do with left over bread that is no longer soft.  It is super easy to make as you will see below.

This recipe make 24 wedges of pita chips.

Ingredients

3 slices  of pita bread

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

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Preheat your oven to 370 degrees. Place your pita slices on a cutting board.  Cut each round into quarters.

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Then cut the quarters in half.

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You may be very detail oriented, and perhaps thrive to make sure that all of your slices are the same exact size. Me? Nop, as you can see above, mine vary in size, some are skinnier than others!!!!

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Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.  That’s how clever/lazy people do things, so that they don’t have to wash the baking sheet afterwards! That’s how I roll, folks!

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Pour some olive oil into a small bowl.

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Brush the top of each pita with olive oil.

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Grind some sea salt on top of each slice. You can use Kosher salt, but please, please, please, don’t use regular salt. It makes such a huge difference to use fancy salt!

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Next step is to grind some pepper on the slices.

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Then put them in the oven and bake them for 15 minutes.

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Once they come out, they should look like this! YUM!

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