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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This week, I got this monster in my market bag:

It is called a "Kossak Kohlrabi."


After googling, I've found that it is sort of similar to broccoli and cabbage and "best served raw." OK. Well like, what do I serve it with? what does it taste like? How should I slice it? I am at a complete loss.

Does anyone have experience with this creepy guy? Please help me out!
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    Wow, I've never seen that before! Let me know how it tastes!
    3244 days ago
  • MSLEO88 i can't with that, it looks like a toy, lol
    3245 days ago
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    3245 days ago
    Whoa. That's pretty cool lookin.
    3245 days ago
    Mnrockstar,valkyria - I swear I can smell it from here.
    3245 days ago
    Kohlrabi - we got a bunch of this last year in our crop share program. We actually enjoyed it (although we kind of enjoyed it) First peel then we sliced it thin or chop into match sticks. We just salted it and ate it cold - as a replacement to chips. You can also top salads with it for some cruch. If you like lemon or lime, that's good on it too. It's super firm and a great snack to take to work.
    3245 days ago
    I have never seen that before in my life, and I have a culinary degree...
    3246 days ago
    Kohlrabi is a little sweet, with the constancy of a sweet potato (the white ones not Yams). I have the raw cut up and added to salads. Or just raw with other veggies. The soup idea sounded interesting. Their flavor is rather mild, so additional seasonings would be needed. There are no seeds inside, they are of the cabbage family. Let us know how you like it. I only got a few from my garden because my dog Mischkah really liked them too.
    3246 days ago
    Oh. Em. Gee. Good luck! XD
    3246 days ago
  • LINDAJ0621
    Yup, that is very cool! I would cut it in half and taste as someone else suggested. Looks like you would cut off top and bottom and peel the outside. How fun!
    3246 days ago
  • BECKYB73
    I've had it as a slaw and it was delicious!
    3246 days ago
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    Umm...all I've got is "good luck." Hehe.
    3246 days ago
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    How fun to get these surprises. I have never heard of it or seen it before. I like the art of it so I would probable make it into a house plant, LOL. I think the slaw that Neelixnkes suggests sounds delicious. Good luck and do post your creation and let us know how you liked it.
    3246 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    I've roasted it, and it was pretty good, but I really liked the creamy soup I made out of it. It was very like a potato soup with way fewer carbs. You can add a little cheese and/or bacon. Yum!
    3246 days ago
    I had much smaller kohlrabi bulbs from our CSA earlier this year and ended up making a spicy slaw with it. It had carrots, jalepenos, and some spices in it. Pretty easy and it was tasty...even my DH who doesn't like radishes liked the kohlrabi slaw.
    3246 days ago
  • IVORY1825
    I think the best comparison for kohlrabi for me was to a daikon, but it's not quite as radish-y and more like broccoli stems. I've done a number of things with it, including cutting it up and adding it to various things that I would have added broccoli to such as stir fry, Italian, and Mediterranean meals. I also made a slaw with mine by shaving thin strips off of it and mixing those with red cabbage in a homemade mayo made with olive oil and red wine vinegar. That was really good. You'll want to slice off the extensions and the outer covering and inside is mostly white and that's the part to use.
    3246 days ago
    Did you google for recipes? I would say just peel it and cut it in half to see if it has seeds...then cut off a slice and taste it. That might give you some inspiration. Maybe use it in a salad? Maybe grate it like cabbage and make a slaw...with apples and pears? Balsamic vinegar for a dressing?
    Let me know what you do with it.
    That would be fun to have a veggie mystery bag!
    3246 days ago
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