The air fryer zucchini chips are a healthy alternative to snacking on your next bag of potato chips at work.
Extremely low in calories and nicely seasoned, this is not only a weight loss and keto snack, but also a quick meal prep which you can cook in your air fryer.
Can you make zucchini chips in an air fryer
You have already probably heard of zucchini chips but can you make them in an air fryer, and how will they turn out?
I have done the work for you to find out, however, I did not use any breadcrumbs or cheese for this recipe.
Instead, I seasoned them with smoked paprika and ground cumin to make each bite spicy and tasty.
The air fryer is a great way to cook these chips quickly and is ideal for preparing a batch for you to take to work for an alternative snack.
How to make zucchini chips
It is a simple recipe, whether you are going to bake them in the oven or place them in the air fryer, but all you really need to do is slice your zucchini into smaller pieces.
The key part is to apply olive oil, or your preferred cooking oil, even if you are using an air fryer because that is what will make them crispy, however, do not use too much.
I seasoned them with smoked paprika and ground cumin, and just a pinch of salt and black pepper.
how long to cook in the air fryer?
I first set the air fryer to 10 minutes but I feel they came out better after 15 minutes because you ideally want them crispier.
By using breadcrumbs or parmesan will almost certainly give these an extra crunch and flavor but for this recipe, I wanted to test them out by just using the zucchini.
Are zucchini chips keto-Friendly?
Zucchini chips are indeed keto-friendly and are generally a great low-carb alternative to regular potato chips.
If you like these, you might also like the halloumi fries which I also made in the air fryer.
If you are on a keto diet, you will have the luxury of eating variations of these chips by adding more cheese or even wrapping bacon streaks around the chips!
Air Fryer Zucchini Crisps
- 1 Large Zucchini
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil optional
- Pinch of Salt and Black Pepper
- Thinly slice the zucchini, ideally to 1/4 inch thick, and place in a mixing bowl. Add the seasonings and stir to combine.
- Place in the air fryer compartment and set the temperature to 200 C / 392 F, and cook for 15 minutes, or until crispy.
- For extra flavour, add parmesan cheese
- Store in airtight container to prevent them going soggy
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