26 July 2012

kohlrabi fries

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So, remember how I was at a total loss on what to do with this kohlrabi I inherited?  Well, with a little research and chili powder, I did something that's totally confusing my guilt meter.  I made this vegetable into the crispiest oven fries ever.

Yep.  This cabbage guy = french fries.  I know.

I am a super fan of oven baked sweet potato fries and always try to persuade myself that they are better for you than regular fries.  I know that they are, sort of... but, I'm not completely convinced. THIS gets me.  

Recipe for Kohlrabi Fries
1 large kohlrabi (you can find these easily at the grocery store, I promise!)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 tsp chili powder
dash of black pepper

Preheat oven to 425F. Peel the leaves off your kohlrabi, wash, and cut into small, fry-sized wedges.  Toss with rest of ingredients and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until very golden brown and crispy.

Serve with spicy ketchup or a herb yogurt dressing.  YOU'RE WELCOME!


  1. Not a kolrhabi or turnip fan, but the idea of making fries out of them is really intriguing. I'd love to try it. I am sure I will have fun preparing this, and serving it to my guests. It'll be a DVD marathon this weekend with the girls and I'd love to treat them with a healthy snack. Thanks!
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  2. I definitely think you should try it! Thanks for the site info, too. I'll be checking it out!

  3. I've never actually tried kolrhabi before, but I may need to do this...they look like a wonderful side dish for my next bbq!

  4. I hadn't had it before either, but it's awesome! I'm eager to try it a few different ways. Next time, sauteed!

  5. My husband (known also as Mary Gertrude's father) LOVES kolrhabi. I think this recipe could dub you his new best friend. Thanks.

  6. Nancy!! Definitely try it. Mary actually told me that she'd had kohlrabi before with you guys. I thought about you when I made these!


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