Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600722
Zucchini can be harvested throughout its growing season. Unlike winter squash, immature zucchini is very desirable as the seeds are soft and the rind tender. Both small and large zucchini can be dried. Choose unblemished rinds.
Preparation: Wash thoroughly. Peel if desired. Cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch slices, chop into cubes, coarsely grate or cut into julienne strips. If zucchini is larger than 12 inches, the large seeds and fibrous tissue should be removed. For vegetable chips, soak in barbecue sauce or soy sauce before drying. Approximate drying time is 6 to 10 hours. Characteristic dried products are crisp and hard.