A spicy, quick and healthy alternative to fries. I make these healthy fries alternative when I want to serve a crunchy, tasty side dish to things like curries and soups and dips. If you don’t like spice, you can replace the cayenne pepper with smoked paprika instead. Enjoy!
A beautiful, quick side to serve with soups, dips, stews or curries. I love these pita fries because they are so salty and delicious and they are super crunchy. They are a lovely alternative to traditional chips and a bit more interesting as a side dish than rice or bread.
The key to making these is to brush the oil on both sides and to add the flavouring before you put them in the oven. If you aren’t keen on cayenne pepper then you can substitute it for herbs, such as dried rosemary or tarragon. Or you can add any other topping, perhaps nutritional yeast or parmesan, pretty much anything!
Serve them as soon as they come out of the oven as the longer the sit out the crunchier they get.
- 1 packet pita breads
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper (or smoked paprika if you don't like spice)
- **The fries will be a nice side dish for 4-6 people**
- Turn your oven grill on to a high setting.
- Brush both sides of the pita breads with olive oil.
- Sprinkle cayenne pepper (or smoked paprika) over both sides of the pita breads (on top of the olive oil).
- Sprinkle salt on both sides of the pita breads.
- Cut the pita breads into 3cm wide lengths (or 'fries').
- Place the pita fries on an oven tray and put under the grill. When they have turned golden brown on 1 side turn them over and grill the other side until they are golden brown on both sides.
- Serve immediately.