Regular chips are okay for casual get-togethers or an evening in front of the TV, but you’ll need to do better for any special occasion or dinner party. Zucchini chips might just be what you’re looking for.
Air fryer zucchini chips are not greasy at all, but they’re still crackly. You don’t even need to bread or batter these; just air fry them until deliciously crispy. Let’s make zucchini chips as simply as possible. A fast and easy snack that’s a thousand times better than regular chips. The best part? These chips are actually healthy, so why not try them?
To make zucchini chips, you’ll need zucchini, salt and cooking oil in spray. That’s it! Now, let’s get to know this exciting veggie better.
Zucchini is a summer squash. It is known in some places as courgette and is loved for its versatility. The long vegetable is native to the Americas but was adopted in Europe and then the rest of the world at least two centuries ago.
Zucchini gained popularity as a crop in the United States in the 1920s, becoming an essential ingredient in soups, broths, casseroles and even bread. Of course, zucchini chips are a more recent invention, most probably popularized in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Today, they’re still trendy.
So, how to make zucchini chips? There are two popular approaches to this savory snack. Some people batter and fry zucchini, resulting in thick, bready coins with the loveliest color. The problem with this type of chip is that it’s often too greasy. The other type of zucchini chips is all natural — zucchini, salt and nothing else. These are best made in an air-fryer.
Zucchini chips go well with savory dips, especially if creamy and garlicky, although they also shine when dipped in a tomato-based sauce. Taste these chips once, and you’ll easily find the right condiments for the snack.
Slice the zucchini, place on a platter and sprinkle with coarse salt. Pat dry with a paper towel after a few minutes. Brush off the excess salt. Repeat on the other side.
Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
Spray the zucchini slices with cooking oil and transfer them into the air fryer basket.
Air fry for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
Serve as a side dish with a side of dip or Greek tzatziki.