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Old 02-23-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
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Anyone use Kohlrabi?

1 cup raw (135g by weight) is just 36 cals; 8g carbs; 5g fiber and is supposed to taste like a cross between a cabbage and a turnip.
Anyone have any interesting recipes?
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
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No, but I'm willing to try..This looks very good:

Roasted Kohlrabi
Ingredients

4 kohlrabi bulbs, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Directions

Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Cut the kohlrabi into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each of the slices in half. Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven to allow the Parmesan cheese to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:15 PM   #3
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I tried them years ago. they were fine. I thought they were a lot of trouble to peel though, as I recall. a lot of waste, and they aren't cheap where I live.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:31 PM   #4
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I have some in the fridge right now-- I'd describe them (once peeled, which is sort of a pain) like the inside of a broccoli stem, if anyone bothered to peel that

You can eat them raw or cooked, and the leaves are edible too! I like to buy them and eat the leaves right away, they don't hold well like kale does... just remove the rib, and chop up the leaves, and you can sautee or use them like you would spinach (I recently chopped, fried, and put into a quiche).

The bulb-- peel, and slice. Eat raw, they can be a little sweet so you can have with PB like you would an apple.
Cooked-- you can boil/steam, I like to do them in matchsticks and fry with butter till a little bit brown

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Old 02-24-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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I like to cube them up and fry them like a potato. Just some butter and whatever seasonings im in the mood for.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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love the idea of matchsticks. I've only ever oven roasted them and they are yummy!
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:17 AM   #7
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I did the matchsticks last night-- I have a cheap mandoline (fox run I think is the brand) and I used the wider rather than thinner matchstick-- have to use the handguard too b/c you could totally remove a lot of skin with this thing!

Anyway-- fried them up in some butter/oil mix (had just fried some salmon burgers) and added just seasoned sea salt (herbemare brand) and ground pepper.

I made 4 and DH and I each ate 2-- they were sort of medium small ones. Totally delish!

OH-- and I tested my peelers-- I have a regular Oxo good grips one, and I have one that is similar but with a serrated blade (supposed to be good for tomatoes and peaches)... I liked the serrated one on the kohlrabi a bit better, but both worked.
Not much more work than peeling a potato or carrot used to be
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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I have a packet of kohlrabi seeds sitting right in front of me. They are pretty easy to grow, but they do like cool weather.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
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I use Kohlrabi in place of broccoli, either raw or cooked (doesn't seem to have the same digestive issues as broccoli. I think it has the taste of broccoli stems. It also puree's pretty good for soups and mashed with heavy cream and cheese.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:36 PM   #10
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I bought my first one yesterday when we were in Wichita. I had to spell it several
times for the checkout gal..
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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I love Kohlrabi raw. Peel, slice into "sticks" and dip in Ken's LC Buttermilk Ranch dressing. It's a great veggie to take to work when I'm worn out on salad. Of course I like it shredded IN a green salad too!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:11 PM   #12
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Kohlrabi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NOW I know what they are and I'm going to give them a try as soon as I spot one! Sounds good!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #13
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Don't forget to eat the leaves (cut out the stems/ribs) if you get a bunch with nice big green leaves on them!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:32 PM   #14
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I have some in the fridge right now-- I'd describe them (once peeled, which is sort of a pain) like the inside of a broccoli stem, if anyone bothered to peel that

You can eat them raw or cooked, and the leaves are edible too! I like to buy them and eat the leaves right away, they don't hold well like kale does... just remove the rib, and chop up the leaves, and you can sautee or use them like you would spinach (I recently chopped, fried, and put into a quiche).

The bulb-- peel, and slice. Eat raw, they can be a little sweet so you can have with PB like you would an apple.
Cooked-- you can boil/steam, I like to do them in matchsticks and fry with butter till a little bit brown

Nice for variety!
Have eaten these forever. Dad grew them, now we grow them every year. In the winter, I get the ones sold in the grocery store. Peeling is a bit tougher than some veggies, but worth it. Fresh ones are easier. We also try to pick and eat ours when they are smaller and more tender. The store ones seem to be huge and sometimes tough compared to fresh smaller ones. Easy to grow, but they do need cooler weather (like lettuce, etc.) Start them early, and have plenty for summer!

We usually eat them raw (peeled and sliced) or sliced and fried in olive oil and butter with a touch of garlic salt and pepper. Usually slice and fry some carrots with them. DH likes them that way.

Taste when raw is similar to a raw potato, and has a cabbage type taste that comes out more when cooked.
Never ate the leaves. Thanks! Going to do that next time I have them around.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #15
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Never ate the leaves. Thanks! Going to do that next time I have them around.
Yay me! Love sharing the knowledge-- and you had them growing as a kid and now too!

Enjoy a whole new side (the top! ) to this veggie
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Yay me! Love sharing the knowledge-- and you had them growing as a kid and now too!

Enjoy a whole new side (the top! ) to this veggie
Always felt bad throwing the tops into the compost pile. Now, I will be munching on them too! Have turned several friends onto them around here too. DH knew about them, but has grown to request them since we've been together. He is the one that plants tons of them!
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I bought a Daikon radish and a kohlrabi and finally got to test taste them side by side.
Kohlrabi has the milder flavor in my opinion..I added both veggies to a crockpot roast..

Kohlrabi potato salad anyone???
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This is an old post I discovered when I googled Kolrabi. Just bought one at the farmer's market on my way to work this morning. I wish I knew that you could eat the leaves, because I broke most of them off and threw them away. It was awkward carrying the bag with the big leaves sticking out the top.

I hope I found another thing to enjoy.

Can I cut up part of the bulb and save the rest for another day, or will it get yucky?
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I've never done that. We usually eat several in a meal. No raw leftovers. I've stored some that we're fried in fridge and reheated though.
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Mine are usually small enough, I also use them all for a meal, but they are a hard veggie, so I'm sure you could wrap, put in the fridge and save for another day............... Ann
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I take mashed kohlrabi and mix with a little canned pumpkin, and add melted butter. Then I mix with cooked ground sausage and sf maple syrup. It's a great breakfast food! I used to make up a bunch, layer it in a Tupperware, and then just grab one every morning on the way to work.

I'm mad now because I moved and can't find them ANYWHERE! You would think, living in the freakin salad bowl of America, that it would be easy....
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OH wow I'm going to have to get one to try. Never had them.
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I take mashed kohlrabi and mix with a little canned pumpkin, and add melted butter. Then I mix with cooked ground sausage and sf maple syrup. It's a great breakfast food! I used to make up a bunch, layer it in a Tupperware, and then just grab one every morning on the way to work.

I'm mad now because I moved and can't find them ANYWHERE! You would think, living in the freakin salad bowl of America, that it would be easy....
You may have to grow your own.
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peel & cut in thin slices, put in cold water, chill a bit then salt each slice - eat like you would raw carrots!! they are great!!!
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I have tried spiralizing them and frying them in bacon fat or butter. Really delicious.
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I have tried spiralizing them and frying them in bacon fat or butter. Really delicious.
Thanks for posting this! I was about to ask about spiralizing
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We grew them in the garden this year. They did not make bulbs, probably planted too close together. The tops made delicious greens, cooked in bone broth.

In Europe my grandmother used them in her soups & well as by themselves.
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I love this stuff. In fact, I bought a bulb this past week at Sprouts. I can't always find it, but when I do, I snag one or two.
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We grow our own and the preparation I like best is to peel and cut in rectangular sticks, not too thick, cook till soft but not mushy in salted water (about 20 or so minutes) then drain and sautee in melted butter. We find kohlrabi goes very well with meatloaf!
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