Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kohlrabi are YUMMY


These are kohlrabi. Kohlrabi are in the broccoli family; both the root and the leaves are edible.

So what do you *do* with them? Lots and lots; from Chow.com : "Cut into slices or wedges and add to Chinese stir-fry or Indian curry. Combine peeled kohlrabi with potato when making scalloped potatoes. Dip kohlrabi slices or sticks into tempura batter and deep-fry. Add shredded kohlrabi to coleslaw for extra crunch."

This is how I ate mine recently and they were delicious!  Roasted Kohlrabi. Dice the peeled kohlrabi, toss with olive oil, garlic and salt, then roast in a 450-degree oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring the cubes every five minutes once you've reached the 20 minute mark. Once they're done, serve immediately as is, or toss with your favorite vinegar.

Then I saved the leaves and steamed them in a stir fry!

MMM - What are you eating from the garden now?

Happy Digging,

The Garden Goddess
http://www.down2earthgardens.com/

3 comments:

Sweet Life Garden said...

I've never tried Kohirabi,you make it sound so good. Guess I'm gonna have to try it next season!

agrigirl said...

Kohlrabi is a veg from my childhood. I was so happy to see them in my CSA this week.

Garden Goddess said...

This is the first time I have grown and eaten them. Each seasonI ike to grow a new food to my to see how it grows, if it likes my garden and if I like IT!!

Still not sure what to try for suimmer! Any ideas?

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