Friday, May 25, 2012

Alien Invasion!

Excuse me, what did you say?


Huh? What is this alien looking stuff?

Kholrabi. German Cabbage.  Basically it tastes like broccoli stems.   

So WHAT do I do with it?

First rinse the kholrabi to get any sand off.  Then cut the bottom end off.

Then cut off all the little "alien" arms.
Then slice in half.

Kholrabi has a bright white flesh.  Now this kholrabi that I brought in was on the smaller size, so the skin isn't very thick or woody.  But if you end up with a bigger one you will notice more of a thick, greener skin.

Now peel your kholrabi. 
There are many ways to get this done, just do it however you feel comfortable.  I laid the rab flat and worked my way around peeling it with my big knife.
Now you need to choose how to slice.  You could grate the kholrabi to throw onto your fresh salad, or into your coleslaw.
You could cut into cut little matchstick size to eat raw or on top of your salad.  
Or you could cut into bigger sticks to dip into a nice veggie dip 


If it's 6:30 on a Friday night and you just finished cleaning up CSA, and you're starving, then you could just grab the peanut butter jar and start dipping.  Yum!

Here are some links to some kholrabi recipes:
Kohlrabi Ham Bake from Simply Recipes (I have made this one, and it is very good!)
Kohlrabi & Apple Slaw from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Kohlrabi from A Veggie Venture

Enjoy the Kholrabi in your CSA share this week!

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