September 28, 2011
last fall i bought a food dehydrator.. and did i use it all year long? ummm, nope. classic. i get all excited about something and have plans on how i will use it, and then it sits in the box forever because i am too lazy to get it out, put it together, and read how to use it.

but guess what? the dehydrator was not a wasted purchase! what i needed was a good recipe to inspire me to just go for it. and now that i've discovered these zucchini chips, it is constantly in use. (and using it is the easiest thing ever. don't be afraid.) 
rawzucchini

so, you're probably thinking zucchini chips? why would you want to go and do that? who really eats that? i get it. i know. but 'tis the season to eat zucchini and i'm always looking for easy, healthy snacks. 

i didn't know how high i should get my hopes up for how they would taste, but i'll tell you- it's safe. get your hopes up. they are delicious! almost buttery, almost sweet, even. and the dehydrated garlic? mmmm. they are not crunchy in the same way as a potato chip, but if you are prepared for that, they will not disappoint. 
zucchinichips

garlicky zucchini chips
lightly adapted from the nourishing gourmet

2 large zucchini
2 T. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt... maybe more?
a few cloves of garlic, minced

thinly slice zucchini into coins and place in a bowl. drizzle zucchini with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and garlic, toss to coat. i did not measure anything, so feel free to use more or less for your taste. keep in mind that zucchini will shrink and seasonings will become stronger after dehydrating. i love lots of garlic, so i didn't hold back. spread zucchini on dehydrator trays and dehydrate until crisp and dry on 135 degrees, about 6 hours for me. check at 4 hours, because times will vary. 

store in an airtight container and be sure to double the batch if you like them. they go fast! 

**don't have a dehydrator? you can use the lowest temp on your oven! just know that it won't take as long, so after the first hour, be sure to check every 30 minutes. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

OOh I can't wait to try these! I'm actually making apple chips today and my house sure smells good!

Eeny said...
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Eeny said...

I got to try those. Sounds yummy.
I only made cinnamony apple chips so far and they where delicious.

elise blaha said...

i just got up from the computer, chopped a zucchini and tossed it in the oven (we don't have a dehydrator). i don't think any recipe has ever garnered such quick reaction. can't wait to see how they taste! xo.

brthomas said...

Barbecue sauce, worcestershire sauce and various other liquid sauces can be used as marinades or spread directly on the zucchini slices before dehydration to provide zucchini snack chips with many spicy flavor variations.

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