Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

kohlrabi home fries

So you have your CSA box and you open it up to find this super weird looking red turnip, no beet, no radish, no…..what the heck is this thing with tentacles coming out the side?!  Ever since this amazing farm to table movement has made it’s forgivable trendy way into our restaurants and homes, we are trying more and more delicious vegetables that we wouldn’t have even given a second glance or furthermore known anything about if not for those fantastic farmers doing it for us.

My sister joined the Farmhouse Delivery CSA in Smyrna, which is a town just south of where we live in Nashville and has become their number #1 fan as well as their marketing manager with another friend of hers.  She has been raving about Stephanie and the work she has done to bring this awesome opportunity to the residents of her community and has asked me to try it out and come up with some recipes to feature on the blog for the members as well as to help get the word out about their co-op.

I got my first box yesterday when I went to visit my parents for my dad’s birthday party.  I got home and opened up my box to find this bizarre kohlrabi vegetable and decided I wanted to get to work first thing this morning on putting together some new recipes with my ingredients.  As I always do, I woke up bright (well, still dark actually) and early and started some recipe research.  I had farm fresh eggs, kale and onions, too that I already decided to make a frittata with, so when I saw some recipes for kohlrabi home fries, it was just the dish for our Sunday morning breakfast.  Hunter Bear is away at “Cowboy Camp” at my in-laws in Texas, so I had no one to convince of my new concoctions since my adorable husband will try anything I make and rave on and on about it even if he doesn’t like it.  Of course, I know if he doesn’t clean his plate that he didn’t really care for it, but he will never tell me that!  Sweet man or perhaps your worst enemy if I post something that isn’t any good.  Either way, it makes me feel good.

I’m excited to continue to share my CSA creations with you this summer as well as fun recipes from our own garden that is just weeks away from a beautiful harvest.  Our herb garden is in full swing, though, and just takes my farm fresh veggies to a whole new level of flavor awesomeness in the meantime.

Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

Ingredients

  • 3-4 kohlrabi cut into cubes, stems and leafy greens removed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon freshly chopped oregano and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For the Ketchup & Chive Aioli
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat or fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Dash salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. To prepare the kohlrabi, cut off the stems and leafy greens (can save for later use) and peel using a peeler or pairing knife. Cut into small cubes.
  2. In a ziploc bag, combine kohlrabi, olive oil, herbs and salt & pepper. Shake well to cover.
  3. In a cast iron skillet (or saute pan) heat 1-2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add kohlrabi. Turn often and cook until browned on all sides about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with ketchup or ketchup & chive aioli.
  5. For the Ketchup & Chive Aioli
  6. In a bowl, combine sour cream, ketchup, chives, salt & pepper. Stir to combine completely.
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