Crispy Breadsticks

Crispy Breadsticks

Crispy Breadsticks 1731 1154 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

These crispy breadsticks are a keeper! Quick and easy homemade breadsticks are perfect with many dips or as an irresistible snack.

This will be the talk of your dinner party. Za’atar spice, sumac, and salt go perfectly well with these. I love serving them in a simple vase.

You can oil and bake these breadsticks too. Just remember to handle them very gently. I always make more because I break a few along the way.

crispy bread sticks on a christmas lunch table


  • Arabic flatbread
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Za’atar herb (optional)
  • Sumac herb (optional)

Notes from Rouba

  • Crispy breadsticks can be prepared up two days ahead of your event.
  • You can keep crispy bread in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

crispy bread served with eggplant dip

Here’s how to make crispy breadsticks:

  • Tear smaller pieces of the Arabic flatbread by hand enough to make two layers at the base of the vase for elevation.
  • Cut the remaining Arabic flatbread into strips with the kitchen scissors.
  • Deep fry bread in small batches until crispy and golden in colour.
  • Don’t overcrowd the frying pan, and make sure they’re fried evenly on all sides. They take less than a minute to fry.
  • Jazz up the flavours of your breadsticks by sprinkling them with sumac or za’atar.

Alternatively, you can toast the bread:

•Tear or cut the bread, brush it with olive oil, and bake at 190°degrees for a few minutes until lightly browned.

frying crispy breadsticks

Serve these with my delicious avocado hummus, smoky eggplant salad, and tzatziki. The simple addition of these dips with some crispy breadsticks makes the best appetisers for your grazing tables and cheeseboards.

Here’s a step-by-step video:

Why you will love the addition of these when entertaining:

Will be the Talk of Your Dinner Party
Simple to make
Quick & Easy

Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health