Greek-style Pita Bread at home

July 20, 2012

As I have mentioned before, Tom and I are big fans of Greek food. One of our favourite meals is a big greek salad with grilled chicken and pitas with tzatziki on the side. The only problem is that it is hard to find real Greek Pitas in the grocery store that taste as good as real restaurant greek pitas. I came up with a way to make them almost just as good!

Start with regular old grocery store pitas. I like to use the whole wheat ones, but white would work fine too. 
Lay as many pitas as you need out on a piece of parchment paper on the counter.  
Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on each pita.

Brush the olive oil all over the pitas, front and back. Also, I forgot to take a picture of this, but you need to sprinkle them with a little bit of oregano and S and P too.

Pile them all up and set them aside for a moment. 

Now, this may seem a little weird, but this is the real trick. Crumple the parchment paper up into a ball. 

And run it under the tap just enough to get it damp. Squeeze a bit of the water out of it, but not all. You don't want it to be dripping, but you want it a little wet. 

Un-crumple the paper and place the oiled and spiced up pitas back onto it.

Wrap the pitas in the paper so that no air or steam will escape.
Pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. The steam coming off the wet parchment will puff the pitas up and make them seem like they were freshly baked. There is not enough steam to prevent them from crisping up a little bit around the edges. When they are finished, slice them into triangles for dipping and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome!! I am going to try that tonight!


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