Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pita Chips



Where oh where is my boyfriend... have you seen him? The hockey rink you say? But it's not hockey season.

Yes, that's true, it is Canada and hockey season never really ends, but Tuesday night? Didn't his team just play on Saturday... and watch hockey on TV every other night?

Ok, yes I did know what I was getting into when I started dating a Montreal Canadiens fan... but I need a picture taken. No luck you say eh. Humm.

Oh well, I guess we will all just have to take back seat to hockey once again, I'm just honoured to be equal in his mind to his love of hockey.

So today there are no Pita Chip pictures, but I can tell you that these are the perfect party snack. I served them at the latest Supper Club thinking that they would be a small addition to the massive platter I had made, but for some reason they got most of the attention.

I think the key is to use good sea salt. My ‘go to’ salt is Gris Sel du Mer de l'ile de Ré that has been harvested from the clay bottoms of the French Atlantic salt marshes. Grey Sea Salt retains calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, and iodine for good nutrition. Neither treated nor washed, it’s totally natural and has a great sea water taste. It is also pretty cheap so don't worry, but it makes even plain pasta taste incredible when cooked in a pot of grey salted water.

Anyways, they are super simple and you will never buy those processed fried tortilla chips again. I promise. So, have you seen my boyfriend yet?

Simple Pita Chips

5 Pita's
4 tbsp. (aprox) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 tbsp. Italian Spices
5 tbsp. Grey sea salt
2 tbsp. garlic salt (optional)

Cut around the pita's edge and separate the two sides. Cut each side with scissors in to different shapes. Brush with olive oil on the inside of the pita shape. Sprinkle with Italian spices, garlic if using, and sea salt. Repeat for all of the pitas. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the chips turn brown around the edges.

14 comments:

Ian said...

Awwww, Im right here :(

A.D said...

No Pics !!! I can't even recall what they looked liked... Now how oooh how I'm I suppose to re-create those tasty treats without a visual aid I wonder ? Ask who ever it is I live with for tips ?

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those sound delicious!
How was the photography show? My plans changed at the last minute, and I couldn't go...

Junglefrog said...

O haha... I think you two just have to move in together, just to make sure that Ian is there when you need him to be...:) They do sound incredibly easy to make though, so maybe I will make them and send you the photo..:) Do you use pitabread as in the ones you would use for eating shoarma (I'm not even sure shoarma is a word in english, but if you have no clue what I'm talking about... let me know!)

Coco Bean said...

Chocolate shavings: the show was great, they even had this "lens garden" where you could test out about 40 different high powered(massive) lenses! Some of them looked like telescopes and were too heavy to lift! Ian got a nikon flash so he was happy. It was expensive to get in but great to see!

Simone: Even if we moved in together I would have to wait until in between hockey periods on tv to get a pic. I think I will just have to learn how to take a picture myself. I would love it if you sent me a photo! Yes, they are the shwarma wraps, they are bread like discs that have two sides that seperate easily. There is a large lebanise population in Montreal and we eat Shish Tauk all the time (chicken shwarma)

Ian said...

:( ... I feel really bad reading that. I only have Hockey once a week, and I only watch Hockey on TV when Christie has class in the evenings since my team got eliminated a few weeks ago.

Jodi said...

yumm i love pita chips

Junglefrog said...

And actually... moving in together doesn't make things better Christie, you are right. We have periods where we need to plan time together in our busy schedules! Tom is no hockeyfan, but he goes fishing...:)

Coco Bean said...

Awww hunny!! I'm sorry, I was just joking around about how much you love hockey. I would not date a man who didn't like or play hockey!!

Coco Bean said...

Simone: Ohh, do you get fresh fish, or is it like fishing here where people go out on the boat with two boxes of 24 beers and dont catch more than a couple minows?

La Marquise des anges said...

I love so much reading you ...
Fleur de sel is one a my favorite ingredients ... I like scattering it on fresh radish or adding a few in a caramel sauce ...
I spent many of my childhood summers in the beautifil ile de Ré and in l'Ile d'oléron too ...

I just checked, right now I have fleur de sel from l'ile de ré, some form guérande and some form Noirmoutiers ...

this recipe sounds delicious !!!

Aimée said...

Ah, never underestimate the importance of good salt. I'm seeing pita chips everywhere to purchase now; I wonder if people know how easy they are too make.

Coco Bean said...

Sabine: Aww, you are too sweet! I see that you are a salt lover also. The amount of salts that I have around is crazy. My favourite sea salt caramels are made in france with l'Ile d'oléron sea salt. I pay sooo much for them but each little square is worth it. You are so lucky to live close to those wonderful places!

Aimee: Yeah me too, but I have tried them and they don't taste as good. The supermarket ones do give some good suggestions though. I saw a curry one there that could be improved easily!

Junglefrog said...

Yep, it's like that! No fresh fish!! They throw them back if they do catch any...:) He's going on a fishing trip to Norway and I think they will actually eat the fish there!