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Zucchini Chips

 

Class guest: "I have a dehydrator"

Me: "Oh really, do you love it?"

Guest: "I don't really ever use it... I got it at CanadianTire/Walmart. It's that circular one and really hard to use. It's not great".

Me: "Well that explains it! You got the wrong one!"

'Tis the season to be dehydrating and you best be getting the right one if you're going to be doing this. Those el cheapo circular ones aren't going to cut it. Stuff sticks to it, the air doesn't distribute properly and you are more likely to end up with mushy food or worse- mouldy!

With everything now available aplenty at the market- from tomatoes to herbs to kale to zucchini and so much fruit, dehydrating is my very favourite way to preserve the goodness.

So what dehydrator do I recommend? This one. The Excalibur and I have been long time friends. I started with a four tray- which was cute and then upgraded to the 9-tray which is awesome. The 5-tray is a perfect compromise.

Beyond just preserving the season's best, I recently crafted up two super powered amazing recipes that you MUST try and will love- here is the first.

The creation was inspired by my dear friend RickiΒ of Diets, Desserts and Dogs when she tweeted about them. I had never considered the wonder of zucchini chips before and these green crisps were crispy, crunchy chip-like goodness.

Zucchini Chips

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Yield: Serves 6-8

Crispy, crunchy chip-like goodness you won't be able to pass up!

Ingredients
  • 4 zucchinis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp sea salt

Make It Like So
  1. Use a mandolin or vegetable peeler to peel zucchini into thin slices
  2. Toss with olive oil and sea salt
  3. Lay out on non-stick dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 hours or until crispy
  4. Store in an airtight container

They are definitely not going to be taking the place of kale chips, but they are a very welcome addition to the vegetable chip family.

That kale chip family includes all of these favourites:

Question Of The Day: What is the appliance that gathers the most dust in your kitchen?

18 Responses to “Zucchini Chips”

  1. Benjamin Faust said…
    Toaster collects the most. I almost never use it, and my wife uses it maybe once or twice per week. Our food processor, blender, and dehydrator don't have time to collect any dust at all. I'm the only one who uses them, but I use the second two every day, and the first one several times per week.
  2. Beth said…
    How do you store dehydrated zucchini chips? How soon do they have to be used up before they go bad?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Air tight is best. If they stay dry, they can last a long time- but it all depends on how humid it is where you live.
  3. Julia said…
    These are now a staple in our house! The kids love them. Bye bye Lays!
  4. Shannon said…
    I have the "wrong" kind of dehydrator and I love it!! Can't wait to try these thanks so much.

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