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Feb 18, 2010 09:18 AM

Uses for stale pita?

Any suggestions for ways to use past-its-prime pita other than fattoush? In Boston in February, I can't get hold of really good salad ingredients, so I'm racking my mind for other ideas. I've got two large pitas of the thin-layer type.

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  1. Easiest would be baked pita chips. I cut the pita into triangles, brush with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano leaves, salt, pepper & a little grated parmesan. Bake at 350 for 6-7 minutes, until lightly browned.. Good with soup or as a snack chip.

      1. Cut the pita into strips. Cook with sweated onions and garlic, crushed tomatoes, diced peppers, harissa, cumin, paprika. Add poached eggs; top with parsley and feta. Middle-Eastern chilaquiles.

        Use as a bed beneath roasting chicken with vegetables.

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        1. re: JungMann

          This sounds really good. Maybe I'll make this tonight to go with some leftover fried fish.

        2. Got this recipe this week.

          toast pita, cut into small pieces.

          boil chickpeas in lots of water till they are ready to eat. Put chickpea water in blender with a pinch of baking soda start blender, add a stream of olive oil (they did not give me instructions on how much EVOO to use). You will have a white sauce. Pour over toasted pita (in a bowl) and add some chickpeas on top. Serve with pickles.

          this is a syrian breakfast recipe.

          1. Fatoush salad -- wonderful middle eastern salad that uses toasted pita.