I have to say, I’ve never had kohlrabi before this week. I saw a recipe for kohlrabi fries that looked interesting, and I like to try new veggies, so I thought I’d try them out.
However….. It has been over 100 degrees here in Ohio this week, and the thought of turning my oven on 425 for a half-hour seemed absurd. I had already bought the kohlrabi, so I tried a different technique.
I cut the stems and peeled them with a vegetable peeler, and then sliced them like french fries. Kohlrabi is firm, like a raw potato, so they are easy to cut. I steamed them for 10 minutes and then tossed them in an oiled cast-iron dutch oven, and fried them up with some seasonings until they were tender from steaming, yet a little crisp from frying.
I was surprised how they had the texture of a potato, cooked just like a potato, and once I tasted them, tasted VERY similar to cooked potatoes. For those looking for a potato alternative, kohlrabi is a great answer! I’m not sure how they will mash, but I’m sure I’ll try it soon!
I gave the fries to my son, and he honestly didn’t know the difference between these and the french fries I usually make. Heck, anything dipped in ketchup will taste good, right? I enjoyed my kohlrabi with some cooked kale, left over chicken, and some Italian herbs. It was sooo good!
My husband was also amazed at how potato-like they were. It was pretty funny listening to him go on and on about how much they tasted like french fries… Do you have any interesting kohlrabi recipes? Please share if you do!!