Saturday, May 01, 2010

Pita Chips FTW!

Living in Gatineau, QC we have access to Ottawa's wonderful middle east artisans. The Middle East Bakery on Somerset is a well known treasure chest for ottawa foodies. They probably supply most of Ottawas schwarma shops with pita bread, because we've seen their label on the opened packages of pitas all over the city. Recently after coming back from Costa Rica, we were blessed with a taxi ride from the airport hosted by a driver who came from Lebanon and he gave us the secret to amazing pita bread in Ottawa. He told us to go to the Middle East Bakery on somerset on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 3:30-4:00 ish and that is when THE freshest bread will be ready. He was not kidding. This stuff was amazing. After we used the fresh pita for a Falafel night, we used the rest to make pita chips. We have to submit that these were the best pita chips we've ever scooped our organic hummus with.

Pita Chips

3 high quality medium pita breads split horizontally in half
2 tbsp good quality olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Cut each pita half into wedges and arrange the wedges evenly over 2 baking sheets.
  3. Brush each wedge with olive oil, sprinkle with the parsley (or chives, and other herbs)
  4. Salt and pepper to taste. (it'll all stick nicely to the oil)
  5. Bake for 12 minutes
  6. Let chips Cool and serve with hummus, baba ganoush or any other fantastic spreads or dips.


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