Spiced Pita Toasts

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
96 pita toasts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 (6-inch) pitas with pockets
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • In a dry small heavy skillet toast seeds over moderate heat, shaking skillet, until fragrant, about 1 minute, and cool. In an electric coffee/spice grinder finely grind seeds and salt with paprika and in a bowl stir together with oil.

  • Split each pita into 2 rounds and brush rough sides with cumin oil. Cut each round into 8 wedges and arrange, rough sides up, on 2 large baking sheets. Bake wedges and arrange, rough sides up, on 2 large baking sheets. Bake wedges in upper and lower thirds of the oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until golden brown and crisp, about 8 minutes total. Cool pita toasts on racks. Pita toasts keep 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

  • Wine Suggestions: A rose from the Languedoc Valley in Southern France, most recent vintage available or Boutari Red Noussa Reserve, Greece, most recent vintage available


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