Next time you’re having a party or just making a pre dinner nibble, give these crunchy flavoured crisps a try. They’re great served with hummus, tzatziki or any other dip that takes your fancy but also tasty enough to munch on just as they are. I’ve been making these pita crisps for years now and they’re always popular and so easy to prepare. Warning: these are addictive!
Herb Pita Crisps
From the book Canapes by Eric Truille & Victoria Bashford-Snell
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 Tablespoons olive oil
4 pita breads
sea salt and fresh black pepper
2 tblspns fresh thyme
Possible flavour variations:
Instead of the thyme, why not try sprinkling with one of these:
Paprika (smoked or sweet)
Oregano or rosemary
Heat the oven to 180c. Mix the garlic and oil together in a small bowl. Slice the pita bread into triangles or long strips and then carefully separate the two layers so that you have two thin pieces of pita. Place them onto a baking sheet with the inside facing up and brush with a little of the garlic oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs. Put in the oven for between 8-15 minutes. I know this seems like a wide time variation but some pieces will cook faster than others. Keep a close eye on them and remove them as they become golden brown. Store in an air tight container for a few days.