This is how you make salt and pepper zucchini chips with tempura batter!! The perfect vegetable side dish that even your kids will love. Easy 3 ingredient tempera batter gives your zucchini a crunchy outside with just a light seasoning. One of our favorite snacks too.
Have you ever made salt and pepper zucchini chips at home…..they’re so great and easy to make!! If you love Carl’s Jr.’s fried zucchini, or are looking for a new vegetable side dish the kids will love too this is a great one we serve often. You literally only need 4 items to make this easy tempura batter, here is how you make them. (originally published 2/16)
There are two ways to do the batter, they are both easy. I’ve found and used boxed tempera batter at the store and it works quite well actually. If you want to make your own here is an easy tempera batter recipe you can whip together with just water, egg whites, and flour.
Salt and pepper zucchini chips
What you’ll need
Then you’ll want to make this recipe for tempura batter using these ingredients
- Egg whites
- Salt and pepper
Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup flour
- 2/3 c water
- 1-2 zucchini sliced
- Just mix water, flour, and egg whites together in a bowl.
- If you'd like a lighter coating add a touch more water. If you like a thicker batter when cooked then add a bit more flour.
- Heat up a pan full of oil and wait until it sizzles when you add a drop of batter.
- Use a fork to dip veggies into batter and put into oil, flip when light brown and put on paper towel when done to absorb the oil. Double recipe for more tempera batter.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper....and/or seasoned salt.
Here is another way to make it…with a spiralizer!!
Slice your zucchini so they are the thickness you desire, or use this spiraletti to make long strands and create small patties with strings of zucchini which turn out super crispy! If you want them like chips then slice them thin but not so flimsy that they will break apart when you’re lifting them in and out of the oil.
It depends on your taste, I like them a bit thicker and turgid when they’re done so mine look like this typically. Sprinkle salt and pepper on raw sliced zucchini pieces.
All you do is mix these 3 ingredients together to make your tempera batter, throw sliced zucchini in the bowl, mix, and when your oil is hot enough to fry a drop of just tempera batter than carefully put zucchini pieces that have been dredged in tempera batter into the hot oil.
Have a paper towel in a bowl ready for them once they are flipped over and fried on both sides to a light brown color. Once you have one pan full of them in your bowl add salt and pepper again to the top. We like garlic salt as well! There is your easy salt and pepper zucchini chips recipe we love to have as a side dish with my whole chicken in a crockpot recipe and others!
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