Buy a package of pita bread. Ours was fairly spongy, but this works better if you buy the kind that has a huge pocket area in it.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Take your pita out of the packaging and align all your pita so they are stacked evenly. Place them on a cutting board and get out a knife.
Using your knife (serrated works better, but you can use a regular one, too) cut off the edges of the stack of pita bread.
Carefully cut the rounds of pita bread into sixths.
If you are having trouble cutting through the whole stack at once,you can make your stack smaller by removing the top few layers. If everything is going well, though, just keep cutting.
Take your new pita triangles and separate the two halves.
The halves should come apart easily, as Matt demonstrates, but if they don't, just pull them apart as best you can. This is where the non-spongy pita bread excels.
Take some olive oil and pour it into a small bowl.
Arrange your triangle halves on a cookie sheet.
Using a brush, brush the olive oil onto the pita triangles. I'm not super anal about getting the exact amount of olive oil on each chip.
Take some salt. Matt is particularly pleased to use Trader Joe's Course Sea Salt, but regular table salt is also fine.
And sprinkle it on your now-oiled triangles. You could also make a herbal concoction and put it on at this point, but I'm a purist.
Matt spreads the last of the salt.
Place the chips in your now preheated oven. Set your timer for 7 minutes. (NOTE!!! I have no idea how long these cooked for. I'm guessing seven minutes, but you might need longer. Keep an eye out.
After the timer goes off, or your chips are as brown as you want them to be, take the chips out of the oven and flip them. Reapply the oil and salt as illustrated above and put them back in for a final bake. Again, 7 minutes? Try that, but keep an eye out.
Don't let them turn very dark brown, like those chips in the background, unless you like them that way.
Once time is up, take the chips out, let them cool a bit and start chomping.
The recipe without the pictures:
Fabulous Pita Chips for Not Much Expense or Labor.
1 package pita bread
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Stack your pita and cut the edges off.
- Cut pita into six triangles
- Separate the triangles into two pieces and place on a cookie sheet
- Brush the triangles with oil
- Sprinkle them with salt
- Bake for 7* minutes or until a bit brown
- Remove chips, flip over, brush with oil and sprinkle with salt again
- Bake for 7* more minutes
- Remove from oven, cool and eat.