I don't know about all of you, but I went a little overboard with Valentine's treats. We also got our order of Girl Scout cookies this week too. I just can't say no to those little girls! Needless to say, we ended up with 3 boxes of Girl Scout cookies and all but one box is gone....ughh. So, I just couldn't stomach more sweets for Humpastry day. Sorry!
Instead, I decided to make some pita chips. If you have never made these before, they are super easy and pretty yummy too. You can experiment with different spices and seasonings and make them any flavoring you like to match your meal. I made these with a lentil, caramelized onion, and rice dish from Veganomicon (one of my favorite cookbooks) and they were great with it. You can also make these for tasty snacks. Once baked, just store them in ziploc bags.
Serves 2 adults and 2 kids
* Olive oil spray
* Ground black pepper
* Garlic salt
* Dried basil
* Dried chervil (if you don't have this, you can use parsley and tarragon)
*Note: Here are some other seasonings that you could use: A) Garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, and salt B) Lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt C) Garam Masala
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut a whole pita in half, then cut into 4 triangles.
3. Open up the triangles and separate the pieces.
4. Put the pieces on a cookie sheet. Spray with olive oil, then sprinkle on the spices. You can use more or less of the spices depending on what flavor you want.
5. Lightly spray the triangles again so the spices really adhere to them.
6. Bake for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned.
*Note: you really need to watch these carefully towards the end because they can burn really easily!
You can see how they brown in this picture.