Everyday Food: Pita bread makes quick cooking flat-out easy
05/27/2014 12:00 AM
05/23/2014 12:12 PM
This simple flatbread is a lifesaver for anyone who needs to get wholesome food on the table fast. It’s good for so much more than just wraps, and can easily go in a sweet or savory direction.
When you sink your teeth into a soft pita topped with hummus or wrapped around kebabs, you are tasting the bread of antiquity, one that has remained a staple throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. Today, it’s also available at any U.S. supermarket; the standard size is about 7 inches, though smaller ones are perfect for snacking. Some pitas have a pocket in the middle (created by steam during baking), making them ideal for sandwich fillings.
Quick ideas for pita• Make mini pizzas with tomato sauce and your favorite toppings, then bake.
• Split pitas and fill with cheese. Cook in a skillet until cheese is melted.
• Turn stale pitas into breadcrumbs.
• Stuff with scrambled eggs, cheese and salsa for breakfast to go.
• Make chips: Cut into wedges, toss with oil and seasonings, and bake.
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