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Subject: Kohlrabi... what the heck do I do with them?
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 8:28 PM ET
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My neighbor just brought over 1/2 dozen from her garden.  I know think that they are turnip-like, but what do I do with them?  Has anyone prepared these?

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:37 PM ET
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Put in salads or cook like you do turnips.  I have had them salads - not a big fan.  here is a link on how to prepare and some receipes.  http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/kohlrabi/

 

Date Posted: 7/31/2009 2:59 AM ET
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I cut them up into slices and put them in salads.  Can also be grated to go in cole slaw.  Has a cabbage like taste.  But be careful, they can get woody.  A big fan of them until they grow too big and have that rough texture.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 9:21 PM ET
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Oh--I just had kohlrabi from our CSA a few weeks ago. The recommendation from them was to dice them and then put them in a container and drizzle with olive oil and cider vinegar (more vinegar than oil) and then sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Put in the fridge and a few hours later--kohlrabi pickles. They kept pretty well for about a week. Although they tasted the very best the first few days.

Date Posted: 8/2/2009 10:59 PM ET
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Cool!  Thanks so much... I'm sure that we'll be the recipients of more of the little rascals... it's good to have different ideas for what to do with them!

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 7:53 PM ET
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We tend to boil ours along with potatos then mash them all together.  It makes for a richer/more garden flavored mashed potatos.  We look forward to it when the kohlrobi is in season.

We also just cook them up like beets & eat them straight.

I know you can eat the tops, but we just don't like them so I put the tops in the compost.

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 1:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2009 4:13 PM ET
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They are a relative of cabbage.  So you can use them in very similar ways.  Cooked, pickled or raw,  like cabbage. 

Subject: Kolrabi
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 11:24 AM ET
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This is a delicious mild member of the cole family, good for you. Use both raw (shredded, diced, sliced in salads or as salad) or cooked (steamed sliced, shredded sauteeed, or simmered and mashed), they are delicious. Don't buy ones that are giants; usually they're too woody to do anything with. The leaves are edible too; steam and eat like spinach or other greens.