These Cheesy Garlic Pita Chips are crispy and delicious. They freeze well and reheat quickly. Make a lot of extras to keep on hand for a spur of the moment appetizer or snack.
When I get a cold, it lasts for an excruciatingly long period of time...about 3 weeks from the first tickle in my throat to the last tissue wipe. It really irritates me when other people overcome their colds within 5-6 days. It's jus not fair!! So, I work hard to avoid getting sick. One of my defense is garlic. During winter I try to eat as much of it as I can because of its health benefits, including immune boosting properties. The one food item that I can squeeze a whole lot of garlic into is garlic pita chips. They are cheesy, garlicky, salty, savory, crunchy, and delicious!
Once again, I rely on my little secret weapon, anchovy, to elevate the flavor. It dissolves into the butter and oil mixture and imparts a slight piquantness and interest. I like to add two to my own pita chips, but the recipe below gives you the option of using one or two. Use two if you like it as much as I do! Don't worry about using only a fraction of anchovies in a can. I freeze the remaining in a zip lock bag where they are ready to use at a moment's notice. No wasted food here!
Whenever I get the munchies and crave for Doritos, chips, or Cheetos, having some of these pita chips in the freezer really help. Even though they are not considered healthy foods, these pita chips do have the health benefits of olive oil, fresh garlic, and red pepper flakes. You are not going to find them in the junk food I originally craved for. And you know what?— the pita chips are so packed with flavor, eating just a couple satiates my munchie attack. It spares me the guilt of mowing on a bunch of junk food!