BLACK PEPPER PITA TOASTS (64)
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
8 pita loaves
- Preheat the oven to 400*.
- Halve the pita loaves horizontally to form eight rounds.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter with pepper and salt to taste, brush the butter on the rough sides of the pita rounds, and cut each round into 8 wedges. Bake in batches on baking sheets in the middle of the oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes (the timing will vary according to the thickness and composition of the pita rounds. Start checking after 6 minutes to prevent burning). Cool on a rack. (Toasts can be made one week ahead and kept in re-sealable plastic bags at room temperature.)
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook