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Oct 30, 2003 11:14 AM

Is there anything useful to do with stale pita?

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I've got some, and although i could make pita chips I'm not sure if we'd eat them- I'm not a big snack food person, and neither is my husband. There's more than I can throw out without guilt pangs.

Surely there are some interesting things to do with it, right? Incidentally, the turkey turned out wonderfully, and I made turkey soup yesterday. The rest is in the freezer.

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  1. breadcrumbs - plain or seasoned. freeze or keep in the fridge.

    1. There's a middle eastern salad similar to the Italian Panzanella, it's called Fattoush.

      I've never made it, only had it take-out, so don't have a recipe to offer.

      It's good, usually lots of parsley in it and the version I've had has cinnamon in the dressing.

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      1. re: Middydd

        Here is a link to a recipe for fattoush salad at Insalata's restaurant (in Marin County, CA). It's a delicious salad. I think at the restaurant you can opt to have some cooked chicken added to the sald.

      2. Make a middle eastern lasagna or possibly pita soup (ala tortilla soup)

        1. Make a bread salad.

          1 - Toast the pita lightly, and break up into bite-size pieces
          2 - Dice japanese or middle-eastern cukes, tomatoes, red onions, and finely chop some parsley (i like cilantro, too, but that's your call)
          3 - toss the above together with the bread, and dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

          Let the flavors macerate for a few hours in the fridge, then serve.