Summary – A super easy air fryer zucchini chips recipe to prepare and cook. In your preheated air fryer, cook them at 425 F for 10 minutes, then flip the contents over. Cook for another 5 – 10 mins depending on how much browning you want.
Follow this simple air fryer zucchini chips recipe…for a healthy and delicious snack
Healthy eating is important to me and i want to do the best for the family. Getting the kids to eat vegetables can be a challenging task at the best of times.
Air fryer zucchini chips are a perfect way of ‘tricking’ them into eating zucchini. The trick is that it comes out of the air fryer crispy so the texture makes it a joy to eat.
The kids don’t even notice as they chomp them down. It’s a win-win as far as i am concerned.
There are no limits to the taste too…you can literally put whatever spice…if any…you want making them perfectly adaptable to your families tastes.
Even better, they can literally be made in 15 minutes, a cheap and nutritious snack that the family will love.
Check out my step by step air fryer zucchini fries recipe below to see how i make them.
- Zucchini – 1 Pound
- Olive oil – 1 Tablespoon
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
- Seasoning or spices
How to make air fryer zucchini fries
This recipe is as simple as it gets…its basic. Here, i have washed sliced one pound of zucchini into rounds. They are about a half inch thick. I have then patted it down with a paper towel.
Remember, that you can slice the zucchini as you like, so it doesn’t really matter if you slice rounds or cut batons.
Remember, the water content of zucchini is very high…it is principally water. In order to cook it well without it turning to mush, we need to remove as much water as we can.
Once we have patted the zucchini down, we then add the tablespoon of olive oil.
We then add the salt and pepper. Then using our hands, we mix the contents well ensuring that all the zucchini is covered in olive oil.
You can add any spices you wish at this stage. Whether it is paprika, cumin, turmeric, thyme, coriander…the choice is yours!
For this example, i am using an air fryer oven…but a normal air fryer works just as well. The primary advantage of using the oven is that i can cook more at the same time.
In your preheated air fryer, cook them at 425 F for 10 minutes, then flip the contents over. Cook for another 5 – 10 mins depending on how much browning you want.
Out of the air fryer oven they come…just how i like them. Wonderfully crispy, perfect with a dipping sauce.
Look at the final result, these air fryer zucchini chips look absolutely delicious. The coloring looks so appetizing and the plate dressed with some chopped herbs make it look so welcoming.
Add a little dipping sauce, you have the perfect combination for an afternoon snack…and it takes so little effort and time to complete.
Are Zucchini chips keto friendly?
Zucchini is one of the vegetables that are very keto friendly as they contain so little carbs. Therefore, as far as making chips in your air fryer, they are perfect. In fact, you can add additional oil to make it even more keto positive!
Air fryer zucchini chips tips
- Try and draw as much moisture out before you cook, it stops them going mushy. You can season the zucchini in salt to draw out the water.
- Set them up in your air fryer so that the air circulates freely, this gives them a nice crisp.
- Don’t be afraid to season them well and indeed, add a little spice. It is a simple vegetable that needs some good seasoning to deliver great taste.
- Test the air fryer zucchini fries are cooked properly before to shut the air fryer down. Most air fryers are different so it pays to check rather than blindly follow a recipe.
- Preheat you air fryer, you will get a better end result…you will thank me for this!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you cook zucchini so it doesn’t get mushy?
The key to stop air fryer zucchini chips going mushy is to draw out the moisture at the beginning. You can do this by adding salt when you season them, and then pat them dry with a paper towel. When you are air frying them, you can raise them so that the air circulates around the zucchini fries.
Are air fried vegetables healthy?
Yes, as far as cooking goes, air fryer cooking destroys fewer nutrients when you compare to other cooking methods. As far as, is it healthy goes, the mere fact that you are eating more vegetables and greens is good for you. As long as it is not covered in oil or butter, you are benefiting nutritiously.
Should you salt zucchini before cooking?
In this recipe, we do add salt to taste but it also serves another function. It draws water out of it. This gives a better cooking result.
Does air frying destroy nutrients?
Any kind of cooking will destroy some nutrients but cooking methods destroy differing amounts. As it happens, air frying is one of the better ways since the cooking keeps the surface area of the food dry and cooks by circulating hot air. This limits the destruction of nutrients.
Do I need to preheat my air fryer?
Simply…yes. There are a few reasons why you need to preheat your air fryer. Think of it as an oven…you don’t cook from cold. The same principle with your air fryer. Preheating your air fryer means that you get better cooking consistency, a better cooking experience, shorter cooking time and better end results. The coloring of the cooked food is significantly more attractive too.
Are zucchini chips the same a courgette fritters?
Yes, they are exactly the same. The British refer to zucchini as courgettes and essentially, they are the same.
This is a super simple and easy zucchini recipe to prepare and make…and everybody loves them. Whats not to like right?!?
Healthy and nutritious, it ticks all the right boxes…a perfect way to trick your kids into eating vegetables.
Let me know what you think and share your results with us. What seasoning did you use and do you have any tips? Leave a comment below.
See you soon…Jayne x
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