January 24, 2011

THRIFTY PITA CHIPS!


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.

SPLIT THE CHIP!
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!

MISTO!
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.
6.       Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes (or until golden brown).

GOLDEN BROWN!
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!

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