Will it Chip?

Fletcher and I both have an obsession with zucchini chips. They are so delicious, I would pay someone to make them for me.  Not a lot obviously, like waaaaaaay less then minimum wage. Anyways, the point is they are good, but a little time consuming to make.

I originally found the recipe in Leanne Vogul's: The Keto Diet, I really love the recipes in this book, regardless of if you are keto or not.  I eat fairly keto (low carb, high fat) after having gestational diabetes twice (a story for another day),  but the rest of my family is not. 

 Fletcher painting the oil on.  He thinks this is an important step.  It isn't (you can just toss them in oil).  Don't tell him.

Fletcher painting the oil on.  He thinks this is an important step.  It isn't (you can just toss them in oil).  Don't tell him.

Making zucchini chips is fairly easy.  Here's how.

1. Slice up zucchini into thin little medallion things.  
2. Take a time machine back to before you sliced them and preheat oven to 250°F.  
3. Toss those beautiful medallions in some olive oil.
4. Plop some parchment paper on a baking tray and lay the medallions on top.  You can have them super close together just not overlapping. We usually do 2 baking trays filled because that's how we roll.
5. Throw some salt on them and whatever other spices you like.  We like to have fun and experiment.
6. Put them in oven for 80 minutes, or if you'd rather 1 hour and 20 minutes.  It's all the same to me!
7. Check on them.  If they are browning then take them out.  If they look like sad, limp, wet circles, throw them back in for a bit. 
8.  Eat them all in 80 seconds or 1 minute 20 seconds.  It's all the same to me!

You can also make them in the microwave.  Which seems easier, but there's something more satisfying about pulling it out of the oven and having a bunch. 

For the microwave:

1. Slice up zucchini into thin little medallion things.  
2. Toss them with oil or paint the oil on after you've laid them on plate (like Fletch is doing in the pic above...I like to give him tasks).
3. Put them on plate if you haven't already
4. Throw them in microwave and cook for 5 minutes.  
5. Check on them, they might need more time.  
6. Eat them all then decide you need more and do it all over again.

 Eating sone cucumber chips.

Eating sone cucumber chips.

So Fletcher and I decided to go crazy and make a bunch of these the other day.  At the same time Fletcher was also asking if we could do an experiment.  So I said no.  Then I was like, ok fine.  We (mostly me, but he was game) decided to see what else in our fridge would "chip".  So we sliced up some carrots and some cucumber too.

 Totally overcooked these, but Fletcher still ate them.  He likes the taste of burnt food, just like his mom.

Totally overcooked these, but Fletcher still ate them.  He likes the taste of burnt food, just like his mom.

We were happy to find that they both chipped wonderfully.  We set them up the same as the zucchini chips.  The cucumber ones took a little longer in the oven, but turned out great.  They actually retained their shape a lot better than the zucchini chips.  Flavour wise, it was good but not AS good as the zuch. 

The carrots were super delicious, totally different flavour.  They kind of tasted like....hmmm...carrots! But in chip form.  The only thing was the carrot chips shrunk worse than... (is it inappropriate to insert a George Constanza joke here??).   So my hot tip is to either use the most gigantic carrots in the universe or try to slice them into large strips. 

Any other good veggies we should try to "chip"?

On a sad note, Fletcher brought his chips to school only to drop them ALL on the floor. Poor guy.