I’m not a football fan but this weekend is the Super Bowl and it’s always nice to have a snack. So for game day I’m making baked parmesan zucchini chips. Potato chips are a must have at any party. But since hubby and I have been working on getting this baby weight off, I thought zucchini chips would be slightly healthier to munch and crunch on.
We buy veggie chips all the time. For some reason I had never thought of making my own. Two things happened to change my mind. First, two summers ago we had an abundance of vegetables in our garden. I had to find different ways to use all of these vegetables (I ended up handing a bunch out to our neighbors). Wish I had decided to make my own chips then. It’s great how you can adjust the flavors and make it taste like anything you want.
Second event was me buying a mandolin. If I can live without a gadget I typically do. But once I had the mandolin, making my own chips was a must. It gave me a new perspective on how to add veggies to dishes. Though many times the option to make a delicious, crispy chip wins most of the time. Of course, a mandolin isn’t necessary to make this dish. Though it might make it a little bit quicker and easier to cut thin slices. If your cuts are a bit thicker, just bake it a little longer.
BTW: After about 12 minutes I added a little more parmesan to the top of my chips (I like cheese).
Makes 48 chips (dependent on thickness)
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon of olive oil
- 3/4 cup of bread crumbs (Panko or Regular)
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
Tools Needed: mandolin, baking sheet and a bowl
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
Slice zucchini (my mandolin was set to 2).
In a bowl combine sliced zucchini, salt and olive oil.
In a separate bowl mix bread crumbs, garlic powder, parmesan and Italian seasoning.
Dip zucchini into bread crumb mixture.
Place breaded zucchini on baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 16 to 22 minutes (thinner slices will take less time).