Zucchini Oven Chips [WHB]
Peruvians eat quite a bit of winter squash. There are several varieties, little and big. Very rare is it for Peruvians to eat summer squashes. Truthfully I am not sure if is the taste they don’t appreciate or if it is simply a food they are unfamiliar with. Zucchini is one of the only summer squashes I find regularly at the supermarket.
Zucchini is considered a summer squash because all of its parts – the seeds, the flesh and the skin – are edible. They are from the same family as the cucumber and melon. Most think of zucchini as a vegetable, but they are actually a immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower. Their origins are European and the name comes from the Italian word for squash, “zucca.”
I have prepared zucchini bread, stir fry, as well as other squash bakes. But one recipe I have held onto for years, hoping to try it is this one. I sense that it needs a sauce of some sort to go with it, but that did not stop me from eating them all!