Summer Recipes: Zucchini Oven Chips

Zucchini is plentiful this time of year -- and so good -- that you need several recipes to handle it all.

My favorite zucchini story actually belongs to Garrison Keillor of "Prairie Home Companion" fame. He tells of a day set aside each year in Lake Wobegon on which neighbors blessed with bountiful zucchini crops "shared" with neighbors by leaving bags of it on doorsteps. If I recall, it's the only time the people of the mythical town locked their doors.

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So it's good to have a few zucchini recipes on hand for the harvest. Recipes for breads and muffins, a chocolate cake, lasagna and cheesy sautes abound.

Health magazine actually had one that I have not seen before, though it's not hard at all:

Zucchini Oven Chips


  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 1/2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 2 small)
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Dip zucchini slices in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place coated slices on an ovenproof wire rack coated with cooking spray; place rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp. Serve immediately.

Three-quarters of a cup of these potato-chip substitutes is 61 calories, they say.

Source: Health magazine.

Mary Ellen Alu August 08, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Just bought everything I need. Trying this tonight....yum!
Dmar August 08, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I have everything! Must try!!! Thank you
Mary Anne Looby August 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Sounds good, just got a receipe for Kale Chips. Will make both!


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