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Pita Chips with Exotic Mushrooms
Makes 4 servings
*2 pita breads, cut in half horizontally
*3 tbls. olive oil
*Salt and pepper, to taste
*1 1/2 tbls. butter
*1 small shallot, minced
*1 clove garlic, minced
*1 lb. assorted exotic or wild mushrooms (crimini, oyster, shiitake caps), sliced
*1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
*1/4 cup dry white wine
*1/4 cup half 'n half
*2 tbls. chives
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each pita round into 6 wedges, making 24 chips. Brush with 2 tbls. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake until crisp, 10-12 minutes.
2Melt butter and remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add shallot and garlic and saute 1-2 minutes. Add mushrooms and thyme and saute until browned. Add wine and boil until liquid evaporates, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add half 'n half and chives. Simmer (do not allow to boil) until mixture thickens, about 1 minute. Reseason, to taste, with salt and pepper. Spoon onto pita chips.