Slice the ends off of the zucchini, and then cut into rounds. Place on a plate lined with a clean towel and sprinkle with salt. Lay another towel on top and then a heavy pot or pan on top. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes to draw extra moisture out.
Mix panko, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg.
Set up a little assembly line - bowl with egg, then panko mix, and plate. Throw a few rounds in the egg bowl with your left hand. Remove with your left hand and drop in the panko mix. Toss to coat with your right hand and place on a clean plate.
Spray the zucchini liberally with olive oil, and allow them to sit for 2-3 minutes.
Spray or brush the basket of the air fryer basket with olive oil.
Place zucchini chips in a single layer in the basket.
Bake at 350 F for 6 minutes.
Oven: place a baking rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and spray heavily with olive oil. Lay chips on top, spray with olive oil, and bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes (flipping halfway through).The original version of this recipe had a cooking temp of 390F for 11 minutes. After getting a new air fryer, I retested and determined a lower cooking time works better.The original version of this recipe called for 1/2 tsp of baking powder. It has since been updated to exclude it.
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Amount Per Serving (10 chips)
Calories 95Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips - https://www.sustainablecooks.com/oven-fried-zucchini-sticks/