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How to Cook Quick & Easy Fried Pitas

Quick & Easy Fried Pitas are a staple in our household served alongside meals, as an appetizer or a snack!

How to Cook Quick & Easy Pitas - cookingwithkimberly.comThese Fried Pitas are so quick and easy when unexpected guests arrive at your doorstep…Always have pitas on hand!

They are wonderful on their own as a snack on their own, or along with other tasty brined morsels, cheeses & fruit.

Quick & Easy Fried Pitas:

In a pinch, you can also fry naan up the same way as these pitas, and they are a triumph just the same.

Try dipping these Fried Pitas into an amazing hummus, or use with a gorgeous tapenade.

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Type: Appetizer Recipe

Serve With: olives, capers & feta cheese
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: ~ 4 min/pita
Yield: ~ 1 pita/person – But they’re so good, you may need more!


  • Bariani Raw Extra Virgin Olive Oil - shop.cookingwithkimberly.compitas – Greek style works best; use as many as you think you’ll need.
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil – enough to barely coat pitas
  • light sprinkling garlic powder


  1. Need a frying pan? shop.cookingwithkimberly.comHeat large frying pan to medium heat with 1/2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Coat pita(s) front and back with olive oil and a light sprinkling of garlic powder.
  3. Pan fry each pita for about 2 min/side.
  4. Cut into 6 pieces per pita by making 3 cuts, and serve with olives, capers and feta cheese.
  5. Enjoy this quick & easy appetizer!

I especially love when my mother makes these…It’s like sandwiches…always better when someone else makes them for you!

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Quick & Easy Fried Pitas are the perfect midnight snack & are surprisingly tasty, even when they’re cold.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. Oh I love when mom or you makes these. It’s like so awesome. I love these things. We usually end up eating most of them as they are coming out of the pan.

    They’re so good.


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