Friday, July 19, 2013

Homemade Tortilla Chips and "Guaca-Salsa"

One of my most favorite and easy snacky, light suppery kinds of meals is this:
 What I call "Guaca-salsa" and chips. In this case, homemade pita chips.
 No, I was a bad girl and didn't take pictures of the whole process... But hey, at least I didn't eat them all first and THEN think to take a picture of the finished product! At least you can see what it looks like, right???? Ok. Now. Here's how to make them. See, they are just so easy that I really didn't think you'd have to see the whole process step by step. But then, maybe you did. In which case, my humblest apologies.
So you take a package of Pita. And you snip or cut into triangles. And then you snip the triangles apart. In other words, there's a front and a back to each triangle. SO.... you separate it with a lovely little snip of your kitchen shears.
Next. Drizzle with olive oil. And then this is where you get creative. You can season any way you want for any flavor you want. In this case I sprinkled with Onion and garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and course ground sea salt. Toss all together to coat and distribute seasonings well.
Lay on a baking pan. Turn your oven on to a variable heat setting. 400* if you want done super fast. But big time warning- watch carefully. These baby's will burn fast. (hence the slightly burnt chips pictured above) Or you can take the slow method and bake at 250* or so for a longer amount of time. Toss intermittently for even drying.
And that's all there is to it.
For the Guaca-Salsa there's no real measurement. Just start chopping and adding to a nice big bowl:
Red or white onions
Lime or Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed please!)
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Pepper if you wish (fresh ground)
There you are.... a nice little snack or light meal. Delish! Enliven my taste buds!! :)

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