Mini Pitta Pizzas & McCain French Fries

Mini Pitta Pizzas & McCain French Fries

I love looking for new recipes to try out so I was delighted to receive a recipe (and the ingredients) from McCain to test…

Last Friday, our lovely ingredients arrived to try out this recipe:

Mini pita pizzas with pick’n’mix toppings and McCain French Fries

mccainServes: 4
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4/6 whole-wheat pita breads
  • 480g McCain French Fries
  • Salad leaves
  • Toppings of your choice

 

For the tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Good pinch of dried mixed herbs

 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / Gas Mark 9.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, gently fry the onions until soft and golden, and add the garlic and herbs. Add the tomatoes and simmer until thickened (for approx 20 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile brush each pita with a little olive oil and grill until crispy (this stops the base from going soggy).
  4. Top the base of the pita with a layer of your tomato sauce and add your favourite cheeses and toppings. Chopped ham, sweetcorn, chicken, pineapple, olives, and mozzarella and mushrooms all work well.
  5. Spread McCain French Fries evenly on a baking sheet and cook for 14-16 minutes until hot and crispy.
  6. After 10 minutes add the pitas to the oven for the remaining 6-8 minutes. Enjoy the pitas with a serving of French Fries

Top tip:

This recipe can be given a fun pick’n’mix element for kids, whereby they pick the toppings they love and add them themselves before going in the oven

Last night, we gave it a go…

Princess Pants and Boyo thoroughly enjoyed picking their own toppings… Boyo chose cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and ham, whereas PP went for cheddar, mozzarella, sweet corn and mushrooms…

The Pittas didn’t really stay firm when cooking in the oven, but maybe low calorie olive oil spray doesn’t work as well as real olive oil (I had to keep my WW points down somehow!).

The sauce didn’t really float my children’s boats and next time we will probably use our usual passata sauce.

The French Fries, though, had to be the hit of the dinner.  Crispy and tasty, they definitely put a smile on the kids faces.