What can you do when you have two sick children in your house? My princess got ear-infection and prince is having continuous cold and runny nose. I kept her in house for last 3 years and now that she has started going to mother’s day out, and from the 1st day onwards she will bring home cold, fever, cough, you name it she bring that to house and passionately giving it to her 8 month old brother. My hubby’s friend told him, children getting sick are unavoidable, either you suffer now, or you suffer late. So today I took her to doctor’s office she got a round of antibiotics for her ear-infection. My daughter does not like the medicine, and has to bribe with ice-cream to get her to take it. I am going to have a tough 10 days. Hope she will get better sooner.
Coming back to recipe, my hubby like zucchini if I make curry with them. He hates it when it shows up in cake or dessert. He thinks it is something he couldn’t handle. I have friend from whom I learned most of cooking. Her hubby who doesn’t likes eggplant/brinjal in any form. But she loves it, so she fools him by removing the skin and make curries with it. When she buys eggplant, he will say, okay you are buying don’t cook something that you are giving to me. She will nod the head, no I won’t but in reality she does. Unfortunately I told this story to my hubby, so he always double check, if zucchini there or not
So if you see a zucchini in your grocery aisle, buy them and convert it into simple chips. They are better sides than a snack. Here goes the recipe.
Grab following ingredients and zucchini, if you are using small or medium you need 3-4 mine is a huge one.
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Line baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil and set aside. Using a mandolin cut zucchini chips into ¼ inch thick round and set aside.
Mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, salt, garam masala, red chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl mix tapioca starch and water to form a loose batter. Take a zucchini round, dip it in tapioca starch water mix and dredge it in breadcrumbs cheese spice mixture and line it in baking sheet. When you are ready to bake, spray with cooking spray or oil and bake for about 30 minutes or until it becomes golden brown. Around 25 minutes, flip the zucchini rounds to get uniform crispiness.
Enjoy as a great side.
Garam Masala Zucchini Chips
Adapted from My Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Serves 6 - 8
3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
2 teaspoon Garam Masala
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
1/4 cup of water
4 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini (about 1 big)
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. in a shallow bowl mix tapioca starch and water to form a loose paste and set aside.
Using a Mandolin cut zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds and set aside. Dip zucchini slices in tapioca starch
water mix, 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.
- You can use your favorite seasoning.
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