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Zucchini Oven Chips

Zucchini Oven Chips Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation


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.



    Breaded, oven-fried zucchini chips taste like they’re fried, yet they are baked and amazingly crispy. These chips make a healthy substitute for French fries or potato chips.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 61
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 28%
Fat per serving: 1.9g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.2g
Protein per serving: 3.8g
Carbohydrate per serving: 7.6g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Iron per serving: 0.6mg
Sodium per serving: 231mg
Calcium per serving: 87mg

Good to Know

Not all chips have to be unhealthy and fat-laden. Zucchinis are more nutritious than potatoes, which are usually used for chips. Baking the zucchini cuts back on fat that is needed for frying.