Skip to content

Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Herbed Pita Triangles

Good with hot dips.

Ingredients

5 each fresh pita breads

1 /2 cup olive oil

1 /4 tsp black pepper

1 1 /2 tsp dry basil

1 /2 tsp dry oregano

1 /8 tsp dry rosemary

1 /2-3 /4 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine oil with the dry herbs and pepper. Leave salt out.

Arrange the pita bread on a baking sheet pan. Brush tops of the pita with herbed oil mixture and then sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake 8-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cut each pita into 8 triangles.

Serve warm. If preparing in advance, wrap the triangles in foil and hold in a warming oven at 170 degrees.

Makes 40 triangles

Recent Recipes

Cinnamon Cream Syrup

This pairs perfectly with Sweet Potato Pancakes. It may be better than the pancakes themselves (and they’re great). But try this recipe on regular pancakes, waffles, and French toast.

Read more

Sweet Potato Pancakes

I ate my first sweet potato pancake during my only visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. My family, along with another couple and their young children rented a cabin in the mountains during spring break. I woke every morning and headed into town for breakfast. I would imagine Gatlinburg has more pancake houses per capita than any place on the planet. My problem is that I never found a good-tasting pancake until I happened across sweet potato pancakes at one of the pancake houses. We serve a version of this recipe at The Midtowner. The Cinnamon Cream Syrup is a must.

Read more

RSJ’s Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip

The smoked tuna dip at Harbor docks is, by far, the best in the area. Actually, it’s the best I have ever tasted. Over the years I have taken a few stabs at recreating a Harbor Dock’s version, but always come up short. After several failed attempts, and facing a cookbook deadline, I finally worked up a recipe for smoked crab dip, which is excellent, though my wife still prefers Harbor Docks smoked tuna dip.

Read more