Home made pita / lavash chips are so easy to make and healthy snacks too. They’re also much cheaper than store bought chips which can be quite costly, especially the gourmet varieties. While store bought pita chips are good, my major complaint is that they’re often too thick. Luckily whole bags of pita breads are much cheaper and recently we had a ton of left over pita bread from a work conference and so I took some to make home made pita chips my way. I love mine thin, crispy, and flavorful–and this recipe fits the bill perfectly! If you can get your hands on lavash bread, even better as these are much thinner than pita.
Home Made Baked Pita / Lavash Chips
- 24 pita pockets or about 5 lavash breads
- 1 cup quality olive oil
- 1 tbs Montreal Steak seasoning
- 1 tbs Herbes de Provence
- 1/2 tbs freshly cracked peppercorns
- sea salt
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine the olive oil along with the Montreal steak seasoning, herb de provence, and cracked peppers.
On a large working surface, cut the pita pocket with scissors in half and carefully split open each pocket so that you end up with four pieces of pita. Now brush on the olive oil mix on both sides of each piece and then cut pita in triangular shapes. Place in large baking sheet or aluminum pan and bake for about 4 minutes or so until the top side gets lightly browned–then flip the chips and continue to bake for another 4 minutes or so until lighly brown. You may have to use multiple baking sheets or do this in batches. If you’re working with lavash, it’s much easier as it comes in a flat roll. Brush on your olive oil mixture and using a knife, cut out triangular pieces.
Drain baked chips on paper towels and adjust final seasoning with fresh cracked sea salt.
Cooks note: If you prefer the thicker chip, just brush the whole uncut pita and then cut into triangles. Feel free to experiment with different herbs and seasonings!
Thin, crispy, and flavorful pita / lavash chips are perfect for dipping or snacking by itself. The home made pita / lavash chips can stay fresh and crispy for days, but mine didn’t last long as my coworkers ate it all up! Oh, we don’t normally eat these chips with chopsticks…Kim wasn’t around to pose with her pretty manicured fingers and mine aren’t as nice–trust me, a hand model I am not. 🙂