Hot, salty potato fries are delicious, as are crunchy sweet potato fries. But kohlrabi fries? Kohlrabi fries are on a totally different level of deliciousness. Fairly unknown to many, these fries are made from the very common vegetable kohlrabi, it’s mainly eaten in Europe and Asia.
Kohlrabi is an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and fibre. Kohlrabi, often times mistaken for a root vegetable, is part of the cabbage family. You may be intrigued to know kohl means cabbage in German! Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a mild appealing flavour, like a potato with a hint of artichoke flavour. Many people use the kohlrabi leaves similar to Asian greens. Find some delicious recipes for kohlrabi greens here.
Kohlrabi is ideal for those who want a lower carbohydrate meal, as there are only 8 gms of carbs per 1 cup. Simply peel, slice, season, bake. The texture of the baked kohlrabi fries melt in your mouth, but still have enough structure to pick up and dip into a delish sauce. Simple, easy, and delicious.
However our favourite way to prepare kohlrabi is smoked or roasted. It super easy and we will show you each method.
I found my kohlrabi at my local supermarket. There is both green and purple skinned kohlrabi (the purple is only the skin colour, inside it is creamy white), both are yummy and can be used in this recipe. If you can’t find kohlrabi in your local supermarket, look for it at an Asian grocery specialty store.
For our smoked kohlrabi , we use our trusty gas smoker, we have had it for years and love it. We find it really easy to add flavour to our meals rather than loading them with butter and oil.
Our favourite sauce to serve with the kohlrabi fries is garlic aioli, it’s creamy yet has a lovely garlic kick to it, you can buy it in stores however homemade is alway better! Sometimes we mix it up and make some Garlic-Rosemary Potato Wedges since they discovery we have been addicted!
Let me know how you go with your kohlrabi fries! We love healthy recipes, we have a healthy banana bread you can make in the slow cooker!