Zucchini Chips are delicious, nutritious, and a great substitute for those terrible store bought potato chips. They are also very simple to make. You can use a very sharp knife, but I recently received a Blue Key World Mandoline Slicer in mail, so I decided to create a very simple recipe to try it out. I’ve used many Mandolines in the past, so I will be comparing my experience with the Blue Key World one. Like I’ve said for previous reviews, I don’t do reviews for just free products and give the company a good biased review. I want to give my honest review in order to give you a clear understanding of the product from a third-party. With that being said, let’s get the review started. 😀
To start the Zucchini Chip recipe, you need to pre-heat your oven to the lowest temperature possible. My oven goes to 170*F, so that’s what I set it to. Now it’s to grab your Mandoline Slicer of choice. Be careful of the blade, because it’s very sharp. (I know, because I cut my finger. Oops).
I used two medium-sized zucchini for this recipe, but if you want more or less, you can alter the recipe. I cut the end of the zucchini to create a flatter surface with a knife and then started running the zucchini against the blade. It creates little circle slices that are caught in the container below.
The blade will create a 2mm thick slice. That is my first con of using this mandoline. I love the custom thickness that some mandolines offer. This one allows you do create one size, and in cooking, one size doesn’t always fit all recipes. In this case, 2mm works just fine, but for example if you were slicing onions for onion rings, 2mm may be smaller than your desired thickness.
After you get all of your zucchini slices, you can get them ready for the cooking process.
Place the slices onto a silicone mat or parchment paper lined sheet tray.
Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper. You can also season with garlic, chili powder, vinegar, etc. The flavor combinations are endless. Just use your imagination.
Place the tray into the pre-heated oven for 1-2 hours depending on the lowest temperature of your oven. It could even take longer. You can also use a dehydrator if you have one.
The goal is to remove as much moisture as possible. By removing all of the moisture, the zucchini chips get their very important crunch. Allow the to cool completely before enjoying the zucchini chips.
Overall, the Blue Key World Mandoline Slicer, is a great addition to any novice chef’s kitchen. The Mandoline Slicer comes with the capability to slice, grate, shred, and julienne. It is very compact, which makes it great for college students, newlyweds, and minimalistic idealists. It was very easy to clean and stored all it’s pieces inside itself.
From my experience with it, I had two cons about it. They are very personal issues and not necessarily a deal breaker. I wish the blade thickness was customizable instead of fixed at 2mm. Also, the hand safe guard was very awkward to hold and connect the produce to it. I found it much easier to just slice with my hands.