Recipe: Awesome Paleo Zucchini Chips

Snacks.

Ever got together for a movie night and couldn’t think of something healthy to eat or give your guests?

After all our popcorn and dorritos days are behind us.

So what do we eat?

These absolutely awesome paleo zucchini chips.

Seriously, if you havent tried zucchini chips before (and I hadn’t) you are in for a very pleasant surprise.

They are very light on carbs, coming in at 3.1 grams of carbs for 100g of uncooked zucchini. The zucchini does shrink a lot during cooking. It is mostly water so a good part of the cook time is effectively dehydrating it and then roasting whats left. Do not be surprised if a rather large zucchini becomes a small bowl of chips.

If zucchini is not to your liking, or you don’t want to deal with the shrinkage, how about sweet potato chips? or maybe sweet potato wedges?

If none of these do it for you there is my guide to paleo snacks with loads of ideas and links to recipes.

Give it a shot and let me know how it turned out.

finely slice your zucchini

finely slice your zucchini

the slices should be between 1/4 to 1/8th of an inch

the slices should be between 1/4 to 1/8th of an inch

toss in coconut oil or cooking spray and sprinkle some salt

toss in coconut oil or cooking spray and sprinkle some salt

 

PALEO ZUCCHINI CHIPS RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • One Zucchini (The larger the better, to counter shrinkage)
  • Paleo friendly cooking spray
  • Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. Slice your Zucchini thin. I would say 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch. You can use a food processor, but depending on your slicer, it can end up a little too thin.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. That is around 100-105 degrees centigrade.
  3. Spray your baking sheet with your paleo friendly cooking spray.
  4. Lay out all the chips and spray cooking sprat lightly on the chips. Alternatively you could just toss it in some Coconut oil
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes to two hours, or until they get to the right level of crispiness for you.
  6. Eat within two to three hours.

And there you have it, rather yummy Paleo Zucchini chips.

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9 Comments

  • Reply August 28, 2013

    Ridhima

    Hey!

    I realized these come out way better if you just broil them for 10-15 mins. mmm yummy

    • Reply October 1, 2013

      Debi

      I went by the recipe and I may be in agreement with you…I’ll try broiling them next time! Does broiling lessen shrinkage?

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  • Reply June 21, 2014

    pat radakovich

    The first rec. I got said to cook for 20 min at 450 the pic looked like they were fried. Tasted good (I love paprika) however can you say “SOGGY” I was looking for something more like chip I will try to broil and if that doesn’t work then maybe they can be dehydrated.

  • Reply June 22, 2014

    Charlene Edmondson

    I read that if you salt the Zucchini and let it sit it will draw the water out and you wipe it dry. I am going to try this. You know it’s time to wipe when the water is sitting on top which takes awhile.

  • Reply June 24, 2014

    Angie

    Pampered Chef (and maybe elsewhere) sells stackable silicone trays that you use to make chips in the microwave out of different fruits and veggies. Might be good to use for something like this, and you won’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen in the middle of the summer!

  • Reply June 26, 2014

    Tam Warner Minton

    do you have the health info? Carbs and protein, etc?

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