December 04, 2012
2 round pitas
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and garlic powder, to taste
Spicy Cheese Sauce
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, finely grated or minced
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
6 slices yellow or white American cheese
1–2 jalapeño peppers, from a jar, finely diced
1/2–1 tsp cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Slice pitas in half, lengthwise, so that you have 2 open pita circles. Cut each circle like a pie, creating 8 triangle pieces. Lay triangles on a lined cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and garlic powder and bake about 10 minutes, until lightly toasted.
To prepare the cheese sauce, heat oil on a medium flame. Sauté onion until translucent, then add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Push onions and garlic aside, and melt butter. When butter is melted, add flour and mix until it forms a roux. Add milk to the pan, and mix with sautéed onions and garlic and roux. When combined, add cheese, one slice at a time, until sauce thickens and cheese is completely melted. If you like a thinner sauce, add a bit more milk until it gets to the desired consistency. Add diced jalapeño pepper and cayenne pepper and stir. Serve immediately with pita chips.