Posted by Lori~
I recently attended a FAB-U-LOUS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IN BIG CITY, MINNESOTA! A shout-out to Josh and Rox for hosting a GREAT bash. Of course—Steve and I were Mur-Man free.
It never fails, but they had a great spread of food! All kinds of yummy appetizers and dips! One highlight was home-made pita chips! I JUST LOVE THEM!
And I had a thought—I can make my own pita chips and save money and guess what—it worked!
I purchased pita bread (they come in 12 ounce bags) at Trader Joes (Big City, Minnesota) for $1.65.
Pita Bread--YUMMY AND AFORDABLE!
COST COMPARISON: When shopping at Walmart I found these Athenos Pita Chips (6 ounces) for $2.92.
$2.92 FOR 6 OUNCES--OUCH!
WOW—LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE: DOUBLE THE OUNCES—HALF THE PRICE.
Making Pita Chips is rated 'E' for EASY (thank you Josh):
1. Using a pizza cutter or knife cut the pita chips in squares—you can determine the size of chip.
Cut the size/shape you prefer
2. Split the chips—keep in mind Pita bread is a pocket, so you technically make double the chips or piece of bread.
3. Oil the bottom of a cookie sheet. I use olive oil and use a refill-able olive oil sprayer, Misto. Remember Ethne’s post: HEALTHY! HEALTHY! AND OF COURSE MORE AFFORDABLE!
4. Place a thin layer of pita chips across the cookie sheet (I typically bake one bag of bread/LARGE cookie sheet).
5. Spray the pita chips with olive oil.
7. Flip the chips and bake for another 5 minutes (or until golden brown).
8. Season your chips. I prefer Cavender’s Greek seasoning salt (this can be purchased at your local grocery store).
The perfect seasoning, but any seasoning will do!
I like to eat/serve my pita chips with humus! YUMMY! AND GUESS WHAT ELSE: MUR-MAN LOVES IT TOO!