It’s the start of the new year and I’m trying to eat more veggies. I’m sure I’m not the only one, given the recent holidays! Thankfully my air fryer is helping me a bit by preparing vegetables in a healthier way compared to deep frying. It’s baby steps and some vegetables is better than none at all! These air fryer zucchini coins were an amazing way to get my tween to eat zucchini for the first time… and liked it!
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 minutes
2-3 small zucchini, sliced thinly, about ⅛ – ¼ thick
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1½ cups (from 8 oz box) panko breadcrumbs OR crushed pork rinds
¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
Slice the zucchini into ⅛ – ¼ inch thick chips, using a mandolin slicer gives you uniform thickness and allows even cooking.
In three separate bowls add…
Bowl 1 – Flour, salt & pepper, and paprika. Mix together
Bowl 2 – Eggs, beaten
Bowl 3 – Breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds and parmesan cheese
Preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes
Dip the zucchini in the flour mixture, then egg, and then the breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds and place on a baking rack.
Add a single layer of breaded zucchini chips in the bottom of the air fryer basket, spray with vegetable oil.
Fry at 400F for 6-8 minutes, flip at 4 minutes .
Cook until chips are browned and crispy
Add any additional salt or pepper to taste
Serve immediately. Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container.