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Cheesy Garlic Pita Chips



Cheesy Garlic Pita Chips:

4  (6.5-inch)  pita breads
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. butter
1 scant tsp. salt
1-2 anchovy fillets (your call on how much to use)
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped garlic
3 rounded tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place pitas directly on the middle oven rack. Bake for 4 minutes. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks.

Place olive oil, butter, salt, anchovy, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan on medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until butter is melted and anchovies are dissolved. Add garlic. Cook, stirring for one minute. Remove from heat. 

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the garlic butter mixture onto each pita. Use a brush to spread evenly over each pita. Cut each pita into 8 slices. Brush the excess butter from the saucepan onto the surface of  two baking sheets. Place pita slices on baking sheets. Place in oven and bake for 8 minutes. 

Remove from oven and sprinkle Parmesan on each slice. Return to oven (if baking on two separate racks, switch baking on racks to ensure even baking). Bake for about 6 additional minutes or until pita is golden brown and crispy. 

Remove from oven. Allow to cool on baking sheet. Makes 32 pita chips.


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