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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