Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kohl rabi - the verdict

OK I cooked up the kohl rabi last night, I picked the other one that I thought was ready so there would be enough. It was a little green and crunchy and I had my reservations about using it but I thought it would be a shame to throw it out without trying it. The first one I picked was nice and white.
Anyway I peeled them both as I thought the skin would be a bit tough. Then I chopped and boiled the bulbs until tender, fried an onion in olive oil added some garlic and then the washed and chopped kohl rabi leaves. These were sauteed (lid on) for a few minutes until wilted, then I added a little cream and pureed the whole lot (including the bulbs of course).

Anyway, the verdict was.... not bad but not delicious. However, I wonder if my kohl rabi was a bit old and tough and that this recipe would be nicer with smaller, younger plants. Or maybe I stuffed up by putting in the greener one. In any case, I have put some more seedlings in the garden so I'll try again in a while. Maybe I'll another recipe also.


Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Okay so not quite up to the taste test. How about trying younger plants and see how they turn out. I am going to have to ask one of my friends who eat it quite a bit what,which and how so perhaps both of us can get it right. I have some planted hopefully they will grow this time.

Hope you are well

PS Great ideas on the mayonnaise

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Liz, any tips gratefully received cheers