Monday, April 22, 2013

Pinterest Challenge #5: Zucchini Chips

Let me start by saying that I am grateful for this challenge. It pushed me to accomplish some of the projects/recipes/concoctions that I probably would've procrastinated on for a few more years, but 3 out of 5 so far have been huge flops. My sweater revamp (granted, I didn't follow directions on this one) and homemade granola bars didn't quite turn out how I'd hoped. Same story with these zucchini chips. In one word- BLEH! I swear, I followed the directions (click here to get to the pin) as carefully as I could, but for some reason, they  came out just awful. Normally I wouldn't share anything on here that turns out absolutely horrible, but since I committed to make it for the Pinterest Challenge, here it is. 

I covered a cookie sheet with tin foil and cooking spray and sliced the zucchini as thin as I could and laid them in a single layer on the cookie sheet. I sprayed the zucchini lightly with the cooking spray and seasoned them with salt and pepper.

I put them in the oven at 225 degrees for 45 minutes. Then, I flipped them all over and put them back in the oven for about another 45. I kept checking on them and waited until they got nice and crispy to take them out. 

Here are a couple pictures of the finished product. They don't look too bad, but trust me, they tasted horrible. Maybe they're totally fine and I just have weird taste buds, but I will not be making them again.

I texted my family about this catastrophe and told them that I didn't know what I had done wrong. My brother-in-law said, "I know what you did wrong... you made chips, out of zucchini..." He might have had a point.

Have you made anything recently that just didn't work out? What was it and are you going to try again?

1 comment:

  1. You should try grilled zucchini. I slice it long ways, lightly coat in olive oil, add salt and pepper, and cook on my foreman grill. It's amazing! I can eat a whole zucchini in one sitting that way.