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Sputnik-Shaped Kohlrabi

December 27, 2012
Photo credit: simplyrecipes.com

Photo credit: simplyrecipes.com

What are these sputnik-shaped veggies in your co-op style produce share?  KOHLRABI!  It’s local too, from our friends at Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX.

Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous (cabbage) family and tastes a lot like broccoli stems. The word kohlrabi is actually German for “cabbage turnip” – and that’s exactly what they look like.

How To Prepare Kohlrabi

The skin is slightly tough, so use a peeler or a sharp paring knife.  Slice in matchsticks or ribbons for salad, or slice however you need to for one of the recipes below.  You can also eat the stems, which taste very cabbage-like.

How To Eat Kohlrabi

You can definitely eat kohlrabi raw – peeled, sliced and added to a salad, or just eaten by itself sprinkled with sea salt.  But kohlrabi is also wonderful cooked – here are some recipe ideas:

Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Kohlrabi Home Fries // Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

We’d love to know what you think of your kohlrabi…

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