Caramelized onion and cheese pita
- 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, minced and caramelized in butteryellow onions, minced and caramelized in butter
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ¾ cup 180 ml boiling water
- 6 6 egg at room temperature, separated yolks and whites into two bowlseggs at room temperature, separated yolks and whites into two bowls
- 1 cup (8 oz.) 240 ml (230 g) cream cheese
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
- 1 tsp 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) grated aged cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup (2 oz.) 180 ml (60 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Chop the onion finely and fry in butter until soft, golden, and caramelized.
- Add boiling water to chia seeds, stir well and let sit until soft and pudding-like.
- Separate the yolks and whites into two bowls and set the whites aside.
- Mix cream cheese and yolks until smooth, then add in baking powder, psyllium husk, and salt. Stir until evenly distributed. Add cooked onion, softened chia seeds, and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well.
- Beat the whites to stiff peaks. Fold into the liquid mix until you have a smooth batter.
- Line two 9" x 13" baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour half the batter onto each sheet and spread evenly to the edges with a spatula. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Cook in the oven until golden, or for about 25 minutes.
- Once cooked, cut into rectangles. Store in the fridge or freezer in a ziplock bag, using the parchment it was cooked on to layer in between each piece so they don't stick together. Will keep it for one week in the fridge and six months in the freezer. Reheat in the oven for warm sandwich bread or slathered with butter for a treat on its own.
These pitas freeze well for up to six months.
Any size baking sheet will do. Just spread it to your desired thickness. Or to make them pita shaped, just pour circles of the dough on the parchment paper, with space between each "pita". Use as many baking sheets as you have dough, or cook in batches.
I also could not get the egg whites to whip up. I tried a hand blender, then threw them in my kitchen aid mixer.... after 15 minutes, still no peaks. I even added some salt when they weren't stiffening, but no luck.
Has anyone tried a modification for this that actually uses some amount of flour? I think lowering the chia/psyllium husk and adding some almond or other flour would really help. If someone has tried something, please post, I'd love a good pita option!
Are These crispy or soft?
Thank you Ruth, you're correct. We have updated the ingredient list so that water is now on the list by itself. It will now scale properly when you change the number of servings.