For the past three years I’ve always been eager for summer to begin so that I can see the beautiful dark green zucchini (or courgettes) lying in garden. I love these little squash so much, whether baked, fried, spiralized, sautéed or prepared any other way that I can think of. It’s strange, because for a long time I couldn’t stand zucchini. But these little paleo chips completely changed my mind.
They are definitely number one in my top zucchini recipes: quick and easy to prepare and simply amazing to eat. These paleo chips are very healthy as well, since zucchini is a great source of vitamins A and E, and also of potassium, which is very important for muscles, the heart and blood pressure.
True, the recipe isn’t strictly paleo – there’s cheese in it – but it totally stole the show by providing a fabulous crunch! And of course you can avoid dairy by using Paleo bread crumbs instead.
This recipe doesn’t use any bread crumbs or flour, but your chips will still have a crispy golden crust while staying moist and tender inside. Make all the slices roughly the same thickness, approximately a quarter inch, and they will bake evenly and consistently.
And if you don’t want to use your oven on hot days to make what is supposed to be a “summertime snack,” you can use your barbecue, or fry the chips in a metal cooking pan. Just be attentive, since they cook faster than in the oven.
If you’d like to make your chips spicier, sprinkle them with fresh thyme and a pinch of cayenne, or with a bit of garlic powder, or with your favorite herbs and seasonings. In fact, try anything that you think might suit your taste buds.
One more recommendation: always make larger portions than you expect to eat; you’ll be glad you did. The slices shrink when baked; but this isn’t the main reason. You need more chips because they are so delicious that it’s almost impossible to stop eating them.
And when you dip them in marinara sauce mmmmmm… Believe me you won’t stop with just a handful of paleo zucchini chips!
So come on, try this irresistible recipe!