It is officially zucchini season, and I love zucchini. Zucchini is a great versatile vegetable that you can do almost anything to, and it usually tastes amazing. If you haven’t tried air-fried or grilled zucchini, you are so missing out.
Technically zucchini is a squash, it has origins all over the world, and likewise, zucchini is cooked differently in all parts of the world, from the Italian who serve it deep-fried, deep flower fritters to Turkey, where they make zucchini pancakes. It can be added to any recipe for a healthier spin on it.
When you are purchasing zucchini, here are some things to be on the lookout for:
- Zucchini should be about 6 inches long, one-two inches wide.
- Firm and shiny skin without blemishes
- Ideally, the steam should be attached.
To store zucchini:
Keep in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days, longer than that the zucchini will start to wilt. Zucchini also can be frozen, in order to freeze, slice, then boil for about 2 minutes, then plunge into cold water. Then seal in an airtight container. Frozen zucchini can be kept for about one year.
Start by cutting up the zucchini, so they are about 1/4 inch thick.
The slimmer they are the faster they cook. So, try to keep them all the same, so you only have to check them once.
Then beat one egg into a bowl. Then dip the cut zucchini into the egg.
Then after the dip in the egg, dip the zucchini covered with egg wash into the breadcrumbs.
Then place the battered zucchini into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, for 5 minutes.
(Spray them with your olive oil) so the entire zucchini is covered,
after 5 minutes, flip and spray again, and set the timer for another 5 minutes.
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Don’t Forget to Pin–
Air Fryer-Healthy Breaded Zucchini Chips–Hamburger Hamlet’s Zucchini Zircles
This is one of my favorite memories as a child, eating these when we went on a road trip to Hamburger Hamlet’s before they were all closed down. I remember being really excited to eat there, as I found their menu awesome!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetable
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- olive oil spray
- Start by slicing your zucchini into 1/3 inch thick slices.
- Then lay them out and sprinkle some salt on them, and let them sit for about 30 minutes.
Then rinse the zucchini off.
- Then dip the zucchini into the beaten egg, then immediately dip into the breadcrumbs.
- As you bread them, place them in the air fryer, after they are all done, (do not crowd) spray them with olive oil.
- Set the time for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F. After the 5 minutes, flip, spray again, and air fry another 5 minute.
- Remove and serve.
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