I knew last week’s “What Is It Wednesday” was easy, but I had no idea how easy. I really was surprised that so many of you knew what Kohlrabi was. I guess I thought I was the only one that grew up eating it.
I am glad to hear that many of you have tried it and enjoyed it. I loved hearing the different ways that you cook it.
I did receive an email from Daniela that I thought was very helpful and informative.
It is called Kohlrabi, cabbage turnip, stem cabbage, stem turnip, turnip cabbage. I grew up in Germany and we ate them raw as well (you have to peel them though) or you can cook them and serve them with a white gravy, meatballs and potatoes.
Thank you Daniela for the information. I had no idea that Kohlrabi had so many different names. I loved hearing how you enjoy serving them. And yes I agree you need to peel them when eating them raw.
I grew up eating Kohlrabi raw and that is the only way I remember eating it. I will admit that it was never my favorite vegetable to eat, but I have not had it in years, so I was willing to try it again with my family.
And after not having it for years, I can still say that it is not my favorite vegetable. My husband and one of my daughters really enjoyed it though. They especially liked it raw and in salad.
I also decided to try cooking it after reading a recipe in a cookbook. I simply sauted it in a little oil with some salt and pepper. I did not cook it for very long at all, just enough to take a little of the crispness out of it. I actually liked the Kohlrabi better cooked. It was not as strong cooked and I liked the flavor better.
I will probably buy Kohlrabi again since some in my family enjoyed it.
I might even try to grow in our garden next year. Can you even grow Kohlrabi in Oklahoma? I guess I need to look into that.