Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fast and Frugal Pita Chips

I like pita chips and eat them often.  I try to steer clear of snacks that are too salty like potato chips.  The only fault I have with pita chips is the cost.  They tend to be on the expensive side.

Last year I posted about shopping at bakery outlet stores.  We have three of them in a nearby town.  One of them is the outlet for Oroweat who makes Sandwich Thins.  I can regularly buy these for $1.00 for a package of 8.

When you think about it the Sandwich Thins are very much like small pitas.  When I realized that, I decided that they would be great to use to make my own pita-like chips.

I used four of the Sandwich Thins which gave me eight halves.  I cut each half into 6 triangles.  (This amount will fit into one 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.)  I  brushed them with olive oil and used Spice Islands Garlic and Herb Grinder to season them.   I baked the chips in a 350-degree oven about 7 to 10 minutes until they were just crisp.  They crisp up more as they cool.

I love the fact that you can use either melted butter or olive oil or a combination of both of them on the chips.  I also love that you can just leave them plain or sprinkle them with any seasoning desired or even a little grated cheese.

If you, too, like pita chips and would like to save some money, you might want to give this a try.

Now I could share that the same things can be done with the Bagel Thins to make bagel chips, or I could keep quiet and save that info for another post.  The baking time may need to be adjusted some.


Fast and Frugal Pita Chips
4 Sandwich Thins
1 to 2 T. olive oil, melted butter or a combination
seasonings of choice and/or grated cheese

With a knife or kitchen shears cut each sandwich thin half into six pieces.  Place in a single layer in a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan.  Brush with olive oil, melted butter or a combination.  Sprinkle with seasoning of choice and/or grated cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees 7 to 10 minutes until just crisp.  Remove from oven and cool.  They will crisp up more as they cool.  Makes 48.

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  1. What a great way to DIY and customize any way you like! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Hi Loy,
    Pita Chips are one of my favorite treats, I just love them and your recipe looks awesome. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Love that idea - might have to use it with my son's lunch!

    Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday :)


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