Kohlrabi? I hadn't heard of it before last week either.
When I told my parents that we were getting kohlrabi in the first week's Fresh Fork bag, they got really excited. Apparently, my mom used to eat it at home when she was young, and my dad's parents had it growing in their garden. They both really liked kohlrabi, but hadn't had it in a while. Upon hearing their rave reviews, I started to get excited about trying it.
So, I got my kohlrabi on Wednesday. It's a funny light green bulb-shaped veggie that has long green stems with leaves growing out of the top of it. I cut off the stems and stored the 2 kohlrabi in a covered bowl in the fridge. And there they sat for a few days.
After doing some research, I came to find out that kohlrabi tastes a little like broccoli stems (which I love), but when cut up, it looks like a potato. From there, I decided to try to make kohlrabi fries. After they're peeled they resembled potatoes, so how bad could it possibly turn out?
Actually, these turned out great. They were better than even I expected. They're a little sweet and have a light taste of broccoli. They work well with the salty ranch, sweet ketchup and spicy sriracha sauce.
This one is definitely a keeper. Kohlrabi. Who would have known?'
Ranch Kohlrabi Fries with a Spicy Dipping Sauce
- 2 kohlrabi bulbs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp dry ranch seasoning (more if you really like ranch)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Sauce: 1 tsp sriracha chile sauce and 2 tbsp ketchup
Make a dipping sauce by combining the sriracha sauce and the ketchup (for more spice--add more sriracha sauce; for less spice--add more ketchup). Serve fries warm with the spicy dipping sauce.