Sunday, April 22, 2012

Zucchini Chips

I was missing around on Pinterest last night, which I can honestly say I have been trying to stay away from.  Why?  Because I feel like I get trapped on the computer sometimes and get so interested in blogs, Pins, or facebook that I don't LIVE LIFE!  Technology is awesome but a curse, at least in my opinion.  Well I'm in strict diet mode in preparation for Bodybuilding and Figure Competitions, so food is always on my mind.  I came across a Pin of Zucchini Chips.  This lady had baked hers (45 min), but I have the handy dandy chip maker from Pampered Chef.  If you don't have one, it is a must!  I also have their Simple Slicer.  I should just sell Pampered Chef because besides the "pretty" stuff, I have all of the functional stuff.  So, I got some zucchini and sliced them at number 1. 

I put them on the tray and microwaved for probably 4 or 5 minutes.  Yum, melt in your mouth, tasty without even seasoning!  But, they were paper thin.  Next zucchini I set the blade at 3. 

I could tell immediately that it was going to be too thick, but too late I had already sliced them.  I microwaved these for 8 or 9 minutes and they still weren't crispy, but I ate them anyway.  Third time is a charm, right!?  I set the blade at 2, baked, and perfect.  I did massively waste energy using the microwave and after doing that many trays it took awhile.  So, maybe if I was mass cooking these I would be better off baking them.  But, just for 1 I would totally do it in the microwave.  I played around with seasonings - paprika, chili powder, cavendars, and cinnamon.  I actually liked them plain or with the cinnamon.  Can't wait to get some more and do it again!

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  1. curious, i also have the chip maker and was wondering if you have every made banana chips? i have tried and failed a couple of times..

    i will be trying the zucchini chips this week :)

    1. Ashley,
      I'm pretty sure the direction sheet says you cannot do anything but potatoes and apples. So, I'm guessing it has something to do with that factor. I would try doing them in the oven, low and slow. It takes forever to do the zucchini chips in the oven so I would think banana would be the same. If you master it, that would be delicious! Good luck.

  2. How long did you microwave them when you sliced them using the 2 blade?

  3. Are the ones in the final picture (on the paper plate) from the #1 setting, or the #2 setting? TIA


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