Epic fails,  Home Cooking

Courgette & Baking Paper Crisps

This might sound like a weird title for a post, but you will get it when/if you read on.

Not sure what my inspiration was, but whilst staring into space at work I decided I wanted to try and make my own crisps. I figured if it was made with vegetables then I could eat an unlimited amount without feeling guilty.

So I ran to the empty shopping mall, empty because it is Ramadan and everything (but the supermarket) is pretty much closed. Sadly Carrefour did not have a Mandolin so found myself in Homecentre paying £16 for one 🙁

After acquiring the £16 Mandolin and a £2 zucchini/courgette, it was time to start. Note it was already cheaper to just buy a packet of crisps.

I sliced the zucchini on level 2 thinness and dried them between paper towels, as mentioned by an online recipe.

I seasoned them with oil, salt and pepper at which point they started to sweat profusely. Perhaps this should have rang alarm bells but nooo, this is a simple recipe I think to myself.

I placed them one by one in a baking tray lined with baking paper and 2hrs later they bonded with the baking paper and ….well.. it was moment.

So £18 and 2hrs later, I had no crisps and realised that baking paper really isn’t as non-stick as I originally thought. On the plus side I later learned that I should have lined the baking paper with parchment paper. Who knew!

Hopefully I will get it right the next time 🙂 and I can at least hang it on the wall and call it art.





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