These baked zucchini chips are a healthier version of chips than would be typically bought at the store. Paleo snacks-on-the-go can be hard to find, so I'm happy to bring you this recipe. This recipe is so delicious and much healthier than anything you would buy in the store.
Your children will love them and they won't even realize what they are eating! They are great to make in a large quantity, then you can save them for later for snack time or school/work lunches.
This recipe is full of flavor and zest. For a stronger curry flavor, another ¼ t. of curry powder could be added to the seasoning mix, if preferred. Baking the zucchini on lightly oiled parchment paper worked a lot better for me than using Silpat mats…they tended to stick to the Silpats for some reason.
I often make these when I have more zucchini than I can eat before it goes bad. Then I save them in little baggies for my children's lunch. It's a good way to give them their serving of veggies in a non-perishable way.
They are crave-worthy though, so watch out. Once you start eating them, it's really hard to stop. Not only do they have crunch and saltiness, but a flavor that tastes better with every bite.
You can but they won't taste near as good as the roasted zucchini in the recipe below.
These roasted chips are much healthier than fried ones since they are baked and not soaked in oil. Not all chips need to be laden with fat.
These chips made with zucchini are full of flavor and zest.
- Preheat the oven to 225 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with 2 sheets of parchment paper or Silpats that have been very lightly brushed with olive oil.
- Cut the ends of the zucchini off and discard. Very thinly slice the zucchini into paper thin rounds. A mandolin is preferable for doing this, but if you don’t have one, a very sharp knife will work fine. Slice carefully!
- Place the zucchini rounds in a single layer on the prepared parchment lined baking sheets. Place them close together but don’t let the zucchini rounds touch each other.
- Brush the tops of the zucchini with olive oil.
- Combine the curry powder, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over oil coated zucchini slices.
- Bake in the oven for at least 1 hour. After 1 hour, check on the chips. The time it takes for them to become crisp will vary depending on how thinly you sliced them. When they are dry and crisp, they are ready to be removed. You may need to remove a few chips at a time, letting those that aren’t quite ready cook a bit longer.
- When the chips have cooled, store in an airtight container.
Keywords: curried, baked, zesty, healthy, easy