These easy zucchini crisps are just 2 ingredients and make a great snack or side dish!
1 medium zucchini sliced into ¼ inch thick rounds
½ cup grated parmesan cheese freshly grated
Place zucchini rounds into your air fryer in a single layer. (If your air fryer basket is nonstick you don’t need to grease the basket first. If it is not nonstick, you should spray basket with cooking oil spray.) Add a thin layer of parmesan cheese over rounds, covering the surface of each round.
Set your air fryer to 370°F (no preheat). Cook rounds for about 12 minutes, or until the cheese is dark golden brown. Let the rounds cool for a few minutes, which will allow the cheese to crisp up further.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Crisps are best eaten soon after they are fried. Because of the moisture in the zucchini, the crispy top will soften when fully cooled. If you are making a large batch, you can always re-crisp them again in the air fryer.
If you want even crispier zucchini crisps, use a mandoline slicer and slice zucchini into 1/8 inch thick rounds. The thinner rounds will dehydrate during the cooking process so you won’t have a soft zucchini finish. You will need to reduce cooking time to around 8 minutes.
I recommend using a mandoline slicer* if you are slicing to 1/8 inch thick.
Depending on the material of your air fryer basket, you may want to spray the basket with cooking oil before adding the zucchini rounds. My basket has a nonstick coating so it did not need to be sprayed and the zucchini came off easily.
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