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Dehydrated zucchini chips make a great, healthy substitute for chips!
If you need a healthy replacement for your potato chip habit, these are fantastic!
How Long Does It Take To Dehydrate Zucchini In A Dehydrator?
While every dehydrator will have it’s own set of instructions, the standard amount of time for dehydrating zucchini will be between 12 and 18 hours.
The thickness of your zucchini will also dictate how long it needs to dehydrate.
How Long Does It Take To Dehydrate Zucchini In The Oven?
Here again, it will depend on the thickness of your zucchini. But the standard is 2-6 hours.
Can You Fry Dehydrated Squash?
You can if you rehydrate it first.
Can You Freeze Dehydrated Zucchini?
It’s not recommended. You can, however, store them in the fridge in an air-tight container.
Are Dehydrated Vegetable Chips Healthy?
They are! They are low in fat, calories, and sometimes even low in carbs. They go great with many dips. They are high in fiber and taste great! You can even season them with spice mixes for some extra zing.
Do You Need To Blanch Zucchini Before Dehydrating?
You can if you wish, but it’s not necessary. Blanching will help preserve color during dehydrating, but it’s not essential.
To rehydrate dehydrated zucchini, simply soak the zucchini chips in water. Then strain and pat dry with a paper towel.
What You’ll Need
Zucchini – Yup! That’s it!
How To Make Zucchini Chips In A Dehydrator
Adjust the thickness on your Mandolin to at least a ¼ inch thick, then lay it across a bowl.
Cut the zucchini down to a manageable size.
Slice the zucchini on a mandolin.
Lay them all out in a single layer on your dehydrator rack and dehydrated for the amount of time called for by your appliance. On mine, it’s usually 12-14 hours.
Serve with salsa or hummus.
How To Store Zucchini Chips
The important thing with dehydrated zucchini chips is to store them in an air-tight container, and remove as much air as possible. If air can get in, so can moisture. And moisture will be soaked up by the dried zucchini and it will start to mold.
I keep mind in a zipper-top plastic bag that I press the air out of. Then I store them in my fridge to be safe.
If you have a food saver, you can store these in a canning jar that you suck the air out of.
Seasoning For Zucchini Chips
While plain zucchini chips are fantastic, sometimes, you want a little something extra. For those occasions, you can lightly season the chips with with either grated parmesan cheese, or a homemade seasoning. Here are some suggestions.
Make sure you use the biggest zucchini you can find. Small chips dehydrate down to a chip so small, you almost can’t use them for dip.
I have the Excalibur dehydrator and it’s fantastic. But for a more budget conscious choice, I recommend the
Excalibur 3900B 9-Tray Electric Food Adjustable Thermostat Accurate Temperature Control Faster Drying Includes Guide to Dehydration, Black
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Dehydrated Zucchini Chips
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- 2 lbs. zucchini (or as much as you like)
- Adjust the thickness on your mandolin to at least a ¼ inch thick, then lay it across a bowl.
- Cut the zucchini down to a manageable size.
- Slice the zucchini on a mandolin.
- Lay them all out in a single layer on your dehydrator rack and dehydrated for the amount of time called for by your appliance. On mine, it's usually 12-14 hours.
- Serve with salsa or hummus.