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Try this recipe for Parmesan Zucchini Chips when you’re looking for a deliciously crunchy and savory snack. These slightly salted, chips are dusted in flour before being fried to a golden crisp.
With the unofficial start to summer having just kicked off, I can’t help but think about all my favorite summer foods. One of which is Zucchini. More specifically, Zucchini chips. Even more specific than that, my Mama’s Zucchini chips.
Every summer my Mom would make the best chips using the zucchini from our garden. There wasn’t much to this fried zucchini, but somehow through Italian mother magic, a little flour, some olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese they were “OMG” good!
NOTE: this is just a list of the Ingredients you will need to make these Zucchini Chips. Complete recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
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How to Make this Recipe
My Mother didn’t really have a complex or special recipe for those zucchini chips.
If I remember correctly all she did was slice the zucchini into rounds, almost paper thin, and then dredge them in a little flour. Then she would pan fry them with some olive oil.
When the zucchini chips were golden brown on both sides, she would remove them to a baking sheet lined with paper towel to drain any excess oil. Then while still hot, she would sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese and a touch of sea salt.
That was it – nothing more and nothing less. It was the simplest yet most satisfying little treat. Crunchy coating on the outside and just a little tender on the inside.
Tips for the Best Chip
- Keep the slices thin – I mean real thin
- The oil should be hot enough to brown the chips but not so hot that it burns them (around 350 degrees F)
- Don’t overcrowd the pan – this is very important!
- If some of your chips seem soggy and not crispy place them on a baking sheet and put them into a hot oven for just a few minutes and this will crisp them up.
So this summer when those gorgeous zucchini are staring at you from the farmers’ market basket or you have an abundant supply from your garden, think about making these zucchini chips for a satisfying treat!
Happy Cooking and Enjoy!
Zucchini Parmesan Chips
- 1 medium/ zucchini
- 1/4 cup of flour seasoned with S & P to taste
- 1/4 cup Vegetable oil for frying
- Grated Parmesan for flavor
- Sea Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Slice very thin rounds of zucchini. Dredge the zucchini in the seasoned flour and drop into a hot pan with oil. Flip over when golden brown and then remove to a flat dish to drain on paper towel.
- Sprinkle hot chips with Grated Parmesan for flavor