Written by Kimlai
I was hired to cater an event and wanted to find an alternative to the tortilla chip. I also wanted to be able to put my own spin on the chip and add my own herbs to offer different flavors. Ahhhhh the discovery of lavash, a staple to the Armenian diet. Lavash is an Armenian flatbread made out of flour, salt and water. When lavash is soft it can be used to make wrap sandwiches. If you’ve seen the pretty pinwheels swirled with turkey, cheese, pimentos, lettuce, etc., in the deli section of the grocery store-you’ve seen lavash. When it’s baked the result is a light and crisp chip. That has a delicate crunch yet strong enough to hold up to a dip.
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I get my lavash at an Armenian market in 3 foot sheets.
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HERES HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE LAVASH CHIPS
Cut the lavash with kitchen scissors to fit inside your baking sheet. Cover with olive oil and sprinkle your favorite seasoning on top
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Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for six minutes. You’re going for a golden brown color. Lavash comes in different thicknesses so make sure to factor that in with the bake time. I’ve burned many sheets of lavash!
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Take the sheets out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
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Break the lavash into bit size pieces and wallah….fresh baked customized lavash chips.
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Chip topping ideas:
Fresh cracked pepper
The list is endless…….
Here’s a tip. Buy a spray bottle and fill it up with your favorite olive oil. Squirt don’t pour. No more greasy hands!