These Air Fryer Zucchini Chips are a healthy and delicious low carb snack that is super easy to make.
They are made with just a few ingredients, that being of olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese.
They will have you rethinking your snack craving and having you eating healthier
HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI CHIPS KETO
A lot of air fryer recipes will have you breading these chips prior with breadcrumbs and then dipping them in eggs before seasoning them.
I like to skip that whole process, which makes these keto.
If your looking to up your keto game, check out the follow link: HOW TO START A KETO DIET
You will find a lot of tips to prepare Keto friendly foods.
ARE ZUCCHINI CHIPS HEALTHY
Depends on what your using to cook them, I use OLIVE OIL vs REGULAR cooking oil. And when making them this way, you really are using very little.
Then these chips are just simply seasoned with salt and pepper, rosemary, garlic powder and then are sprinkled with some parmesan cheese.
They are much better this way and lower in calories and really crisp up nice on their own, no breading needed!
As you may know I have been on the fence for the past year about buying an air fryer.
Mainly because I do not eat a lot of deep fried foods and also because I could not fathom spending $150 + for ONE.
So recently when I came across the Gotham air fryer, that does the exact same thing as an air fryer. I knew that I had to try it!
Then once I tried that, i took the leap and bought a T fal active fryer. I’m now an active air fryer lady, I love air frying now more than I ever could have thought.
WHAT IS AIR FRYING?
Air frying is a healthy alternative to deep frying food.
And most air fryers have been marketed in a way to make you think that this cooking technique is best for those who make a lot of those at home.
Well I am here to tell you that you do not need to just be a deep fried food lover to want to use this cooking method.
RATHER if you love to bake food, then this is also a great alternative. And in most cases is much healthier than traditional baking methods.
Because air frying mimics deep fried foods but uses little to no oil. And if your cooking something fatty, the fat will drip away and off the food.
So you can enjoy all the same deep – fried or baked foods that we have all come to know and love again but in a healthy way.
HOW TO AIR FRY ZUCCHINI CHIPS
Making air fryer Zucchini chips is easy, first you will need either a Tabletop Air Fryer or a Gotham Air Crisper Tray.
- Start by slicing the Zucchini into 1/4 inch slices on a cutting board.
HOW TO AIR FRY ZUCCHINI WITHOUT BREADCRUMBS
- Once the Zucchini is sliced, place them into a large bowl and toss with olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper along with fresh rosemary.
- Place the Zucchini chips in or on the Air Fryer making sure they are not crowded, then allow it to do the Cooking.
- My T fal active fryer has them cooked in 15 – 20 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool down 10 minutes prior to serving.
AIR FRYER COOKING TIMES
I use the T-Fal air fryer and put them on for 15-20 minutes, please check with your air fryers cooking instructions.
However, to convert an oven-cooked recipe to an air-fryer one, the general rule of thumb is to reduce the suggested temperature by 25°F or 3.889 C and then cut the cook time by about 20%
CAN I USE ANY KIND OF AIR FRYER?
I currently have and use the T-fal ActiFry Fryer and the Gotham Air Crisper
Both tools work well for this recipe! Cooking times vary with each air fryer, so best to check your settings.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRY ZUCCHINI CHIPS ON THE GOTHAM AIR CRISPER TRAY?
SPREAD OUT AND AIR FRY FOR 30 MINUTES!
They are going to shrink down, just like this.
Then you will want to allow them to cool so that they become extra crispy!
- If your using the Gotham Air Crisper Tray I would advise to turn your oven to Conventional bake, which will make the chips more crispy.
- Otherwise, if your oven does not have that setting you can simply place the crisper on the middle rack.
The air hot air is what cooks the food not the oil. If you have some frozen foods on hand, feel free to throw out any deep fryer you may have because the air fryer can now do the same job.
But it is not only frozen food that can be cooked this way, pretty much any food you can think of can.
This is my forth AIR FRYER recipe that I have shared on this blog. And I hope you like it!
WHAT MAKES ZUCCHINI CRISPY?
The air flow that is create under and around the Zucchini. The more dryer they become the more crispy they will become.
Also the thinner the fries the easier it is for them to become crispy, I like to cut mine about 1/4 to 1/2 of a inch thick.
CAN I USE ANY KIND OF AIR FRYER?
YES! Air fryers promise that you can get that deep fried texture without all the grease.
If you have a table top Air Fryer all these recipes will work the same. Because Air Fryers all use the same type of cooking techniques = AIR.
IS AIR FRYER FRIES HEALTHY?
Yes, very. Since the hot air is doing all the frying, saving you from using oil. But also giving you a deep fried taste without all those trans fats.
The food ends up crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
If you have never used an air fryer, now is the best time to start.
Because they are more affordable now than ever before.
Plus if you use the Gotham Air Fryer it is super simple to clean, I am talking hard sticky food at the bottom of the tray just slides right off.
No scrubbing at all is needed, it couldn’t be more simpular that this guys.
Another reason I like the Gotham Air Fryer is because it cooks more food than the typical table top Air Fryers.
Because it has a lot of space on that large tray !
Wanting some more AWESOME Air Fryer recipes? See below for some more inspiration!
Stay tuned to this blog for more “Air Fryer“ inspired recipes to come!
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5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 medium Zucchini
1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and pepper (to taste)
- On a large cutting board slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch fries.
- Then place them into a large bowl and season with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper and parm cheese.
- Bake at 300 F for 30 minutes till slightly crispy and browned.
- Remove from the oven and allow then to cool for 15 minutes prior to snacking.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 440Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g