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Zaatar Pita Chips

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Pita chips with zaathar spice blend

Baked with olive oil and zaatar, pita bread turns into a snackable chip

© 2008 Miri Rotkovitz
Zaatar Pita Chips are so easy to prepare, and can make a healthy snack, too. Delicious on their own, zaatar pita chips are especially good with Middle Eastern dips like muhammara or hummus. There are no set measurements for the olive oil or zaatar, so you can vary the chips to taste.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 whole wheat or plain pita breads
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zaatar

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line one large or two medium baking sheets with foil.

Stack the pita breads on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the pitas into 6 even wedges. Gently open each wedge, and separate at the attached end, so that you get two pita triangles from each wedge. (You can also slice through the attached end with a sharp knife, if you'd prefer.)

Spread the pita triangles, inside (textured side) up, in a single layer on the baking sheet(s).

Drizzle or brush the pita triangles lightly with the olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with the zaatar.

Place the baking sheets into the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until the pita chips begin to turn crisp and lightly brown. (Watch the chips carefully if you leave them in longer -- they can go from toasty to burnt in an instant.)

Remove the baking sheets from the oven and place on racks to cool. (The chips will get crunchier as they cool).

Serve warm or at room temperature with dips or soft cheeses. Chips may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.

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