Mama Roza | Zucchini Chips

zuchinni chips

Healthy, tasty, and low cal!

child eating zucchini chips
Kelliher Farmer’s Market-every Friday from 10 am-1 pm, that’s where Sydney and I went today!
We could feel and smell the first whiff of autumn this morning, which put us in the mood for some roasting.

I grabbed my “perfect-for-everything” heim-made vest and new slouch hat and off we went.  We found some dandy zucchini to take home and began to experiment with them.

By the time tasting started, I’d lost my hat to Syd, but it looks cuter on her, anyway!

MAKE THEM: Slice an average zucchini into thin slices.  Toss with about 1 T of olive oil.  Arrange on 2 cookie sheets–no overlapping.  Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and paprika (or whatever you want for seasoning).  I baked mine in a convection oven at 210-220 degrees for 1.5-2 hours, until crisp.  I turned them once.

FYI paprika not only enhances the flavor, but I’ve heard that it boosts your metabolism and lowers blood pressure!

Zucchini Pizza Bites—also healthy, tasty, and low cal!
As long as I was roasting zucchini, I decided to roast some in thicker slices, and use them for the base for mini pizzas.  I cut them about 1/4” or a little thicker, and did the same prep with olive oil and seasonings.  This time I roasted them for only a little over an hour (same temp), turning them once, so they would be chewy, not crisp.  Then I topped them with pizza sauce (my “heim”-made), a slice or two of our venison sausage, mozzarella, parmesan, mini sweet peppers, and Italian seasoning.  I baked them at 400 degrees for about 10 min, and topped them off with fresh basil, and oregano from the garden.
– Rose Heim