Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Kohlrabi Crostini with Crispy Lemons and Shallots
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Kirsten S. June 18, 2014
This is an older thread, but I just received some kohlrabi in my CSA box (similar to other reviewers) and made this recipe. It's a lot of steps, but delicious, dynamic, and unique. In fact, it is a recipe that seems the most logical to make for a larger group. The steps don't take long to multiply (fry more lemons at once, toast more bread, make more herb paste, buy more cheese, roast more kohlrabi, sautee more shallots) and voila! Fabulous recipe!
dymnyno June 19, 2010
I have never cooked kohlrabi...but your recipe is certainly an inspiration. Will save and try soon. Thanks for sharing an interesting recipe.
TheWimpyVegetarian June 16, 2010
I love kohlrabi and am always looking for a new recipe for it. I usually sautee them to brown them, then simmer them in water until tender. Then in a dry skillet I finish them in some basalmic vinegar until the vinegar is reduced enough to be syrupy. I add salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar, toss with some chives, and they're done. I've saved your recipe so I can try it soon.
That sounds great! I also like making oven-baked chips out of it. Just slice some in a food processor, toss with olive oil and sea salt or a few drops of soy sauce, and bake. They're addictive.
TheWimpyVegetarian June 18, 2010
That sounds great too! I can see I need to pick up some kohlrabi to try both your recipes! Just as soon as I get some space in my very full frig from the 2 CSA boxes I got this week....
lapadia June 16, 2010
Love Kohlrabi; something we grow, glad to see another recipe using it. BTW - I keep seeing everybody talking about their CSA box, I had to google it to see what that was! Sounds like you are all enjoying (NOW) the produce we will harvest later this year!
I'm jealous that you have a garden! I love my CSA, it's like a personal extended growing season that introduces me to lots of different things that I might not have thought to buy otherwise.
drbabs June 16, 2010
Sounds great. There's just 2 of us so fortunately we're sharing our CSA box with another family. I used to end up either giving away or throwing away too much stuff!
I got a small share this year. I haven't had to throw anything out yet, but I certainly wish I had a larger refrigerator in my tiny apartment!
drbabs June 16, 2010
I'm so happy to have seen this today--we're getting kohlrabi in our CSA box today and I never know what to do with it other than chop it into a salad.
I received the kohlrabi in my CSA box too. If you're like me and a little tired of just putting things into salads (it's usually delicious, but at this point in the season I have been receiving 3-4 large heads of lettuce per week in my small share, plus several bunches of greens suitable for salad, and I'm just one person, so I have been trying to come up with not salad recipes, as I have been consuming green salads with every meal), I also think kohlrabi is great in Asian style clear broth soups. Just put some matchstick-sized pieces into a bowl, pour hot broth over it, and enjoy.
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