I love my dehydrator and use it every chance I get, not much comes out of the garden that doesn't go into it, so of course I had to throw some zucchini on. I made some yummy zucchini chips, a healthy replacement for potato chips, and some zucchini and yellow squash powder.
Another thing I love is my Bosch mixer. It came with this awesome attachment that slices, juliennes and shreds. I used the thick slice attachment and in a matter of seconds had my zucchini chips sliced and ready to dehydrate.
Lay out the slices on a dehydrator tray so they are touching but not overlapping. Last year I tossed them in olive oil but that made them way too oily so this year I filled a spray bottle with grape seed oil and just sprayed the slices. It was so much easier and they turned out perfect. Next sprinkle some seasoned salt - I love Real Salt seasoning blend. Remember when sprinkling on a seasoning that these will shrink. My first batch I added way too much but the next batch was perfect, just a little seasoning goes a long way. I went ahead and made some yellow summer squash chips also. Turn the dehydrator to the vegetable setting (135) and check it in 8 hours, they are done when crisp. Store in an airtight container in the cupboard and eat with sandwiches instead of potato chips or as a snack.
While I'm dehydrating I always make powdered vegetables that I can easily and sneakily add to other dishes. Dehydrate the slices minus the oil and seasoning salt. Once crisp blend into a powder. Powdered squash works well for thickening soups and adding extra nutrition to any dish. I also throw it in my pancakes, waffles, muffins and sweet breads or baked goods - the possibilities are endless.
I found some other great zucchini recipes here and here. I just got another load off the zucchini plant ready for the cooking, now its just deciding what to make.
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