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Went to the farmers market this morning. My favorite farmer had kohlrabi and wanted me to try it. I bought some but have never cooked it. Does anyone have any ideas for what to do with it?

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  1. The tops are edible and tasty.

    Peel the bulb and taste it. It's crunch and sweet. Can be used raw or cooked. After tasting it, it should give you a good idea of how to use it

    1. I prefer kohlrabi raw. I peel it and then slice into matchsticks, or grate it to use in fritters, or shave it with a vegetable peeler. Use it in salads, slaws, stir-fries, as dip conveyers. Add to soups or roast chunks with other vegetables.. The greens are tasty too. Also good for stir-frying.

      1. Creamed kohlrabi is delicious.

        1. I'd never had kohlrabi before noticing it at a farmer's market last year. Of course I first searched the previous CH threads on kohlrabi, then settled on using it with cucumber and onion, in a slaw. More recently, the ones I got had a lot of tops, which made good braised greens though they take longer to soften than most ofher dark greens, even though I sliced the stems more narrowly than usual for me. I prefer raw to roasted.

          1. Great in a Gratin with Potatoes and Cheese.
            Lots of Spicy Coconutty preparations from South India

            1. Years ago in my "Farmer John" days.....I planted a bunch of Kohlrabi seeds.....and they did well!

              Mostly we peeled and diced/shredded and used in stir fries and slaws. Sort of a Water chestnut type thing.

              The internet abounds with recipes

              1. I needed a falafel condiment, so I made a quick pickle with diced kohlrabi. It's not as assertive as a radish or a turnip, but still pretty nice.

                1. I chopped mine into fat matchsticks and dressed with lemon olive oil, salt and sumac. Pretty tasty, sort of reminds me of jicama with its mild taste and crunch

                  1. I peel kohlrabi (which is a chore!), slice it thin like potato chips and serve with homemade chunky blue cheese dip.

                    1. I really liked it cubed and roasted, as well as sliced thin and raw