My kryptonite has been, and will always be, chips. I love them. Some people crave chocolate and sweets, but I will take something salty any day. With our renewed commitment to clean eating, I vowed to Manatee that I would not buy any pre-packaged chips or crackers.
It’s been tough.
This past Sunday, I was really hankering for some junk food. It’s something about football Sundays. I feel like the majority of the population is ripping into buffalo chicken tip, brats, cheese, crackers, and of course, chips.
A salad just wasn’t going to cut it.
Luckily, I had some mini pita pockets in the fridge.
Since I can’t buy chips, it’s become an obsession to make my own. I am determined to make the perfect chip.
This batch came pretty darn close…
Spicy Citrus Pita Chips
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 mini pockets, cut into quarters*
*I bought the mini pockets on accident. Oops. You could also use 4 regular sized pita pockets, cut into sixths
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix lemon juice, oil, Sriracha, cumin, and salt in a small bowl.
- Dunk the pita pockets in the sauce and place on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Flip chips. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. Check them often. It’s a fine line between crisp and burnt.
Recipe Review: This batch was a learning process. When I first put them in the oven, I just put them on a baking sheet.
This was fine until I went to flip them and discovered that they were totally soggy. Way too much sauce! But I wanted the flavor so I wasn’t ready to give up. I found a wire rack and re-positioned the chips on the rack.
Problem solved! After ten more minutes in the oven, they were super crispy AND super flavorful.
Warning: these chips will bite back. They are SUPER spicy. Like need-a-swig-of-beer-after-you-take-a-bite spicy. Or in other words, perfectly spicy!
So if you win this week’s giveaway, you should definitely make a batch!
This month is Citrus Love. So what does that mean? Food bloggers are connecting all of their posts that include a citrus ingredient! Check out the posts below and feel free to add your own. Would love to hear your answers to the questions below.
What’s your favorite type of citrus to use in a recipe? What’s your favorite citrus-inspired recipe?