Monday, July 9, 2012

Zucchini Chips

It's that time of summer again, when the zucchini plants begin producing like crazy.  Ours have just begun and I wanted to try something different.  My son who could taste that zucchini bread back in February when he planted seeds, had to make some zucchini bread.  So I let him make his own bread.  He also likes a dip made out of grated zucchini.  I saw a blog a while back that showed how to make zucchini chips with your dehydrator.  So we made some of those too!!

It is super simple.  First wash and then slice your zucchini thin.  Then I sprayed the zucchini with a little vegetable oil and added salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.  Then I placed them right onto the dehydrator trays.

I set my dehydrator on the fruit and vegetable setting which is 135 degrees Fahrenheit.  And let it dehydrate.  It took about 7 hours for them to get nice and crisp.  They shrink up a bit.  They didn't shrink that much.  Some little fingers got into them before I had a chance to snap a photo.

I pulled them off and let set on a paper towel to absorb a little of the oil.  I put the rest in an airtight container but I don't anticipate them lasting long.  They are absolutely fabulous. It got two thumbs up from my kids.  Especially my  very picky eater who the doctor told him today at his annual check up that he needs to eat more veges and stay away from junk food. He was so happy that he was eating healthy and that they tasted just like potato chips!!!

I am sure we will be making these again.  I am going to experiment with different flavors.  I will probably use a little less oil so they don't feel greasy like chips.  But there really isn't that much oil on them.  One website suggested to use a packet of ranch dressing mix.  I will try that with my next batch!

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Paula Parrish said...

Hello Dina,
Yummy, Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds like a super good and healthy snack for the entire family. ;o)
Smiles, Paula

Skiffgirl said...

I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the idea.

Skiffgirl said...

I am going to have to try this. Thanks for the idea.

Patrica said...

This is a great idea can't wait to try it!

Natalie said...

I'll be trying this on the weekend. I have 3 zucchini that should be ready tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.