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I planted red and green cabbage,. What came up didn’t head instead had like a bulb above ground and leaves coming out of them. I think I have kohlrabi. Now I will try your recipe with the ham, but I am allergic to eggs.
First time I saw this was in the vegetable section at Lowe’s so I took it home and grew it been growing it for the past 7 years I love it and so many of my friends want me to cook it up for them in the kohlrabi ham bake
I am lactose intolerant, can I substitute the cream with anything else?
This particular recipe uses an entire cup of cream, so I am doubtful about substitutes. That said, you could try just turning the recipe into a frittata of sorts, use 6 whole eggs (beaten) instead of the cream and egg yolks. Probably don’t need to bake as long, only until the eggs are set.
The first time I saw this recipe I thought hum this must be very good but I’ve never seen this sort of vegetable in my entire life so I decided to abandon the idea… Funny as it seem I went to an asian market and found some. I made the recipe tonight, it was extremely good. I will keep it in my personnal recipe book.
Though I’me still trying to figure out an easy way to peel these
Are the kohlrabi tops eatible?
Thanks for an excellent recipe using kohlrabi. I got a couple of giant ones in my CSA share and was wondering what to do with them. I made this dish last night. I had a large portion for dinner and my husband ate all the rest! Obviously a success at our place.
These remind of teletubbies for some reason lol. I saw them at the Mexican market and immediatly thought of this recipe, it is next on my list to try. I am just not sure what exactly I should get in terms of the ham. I only know of deli sliced ham or those big round things, I never made the big ones before. What type can I buy?
Usually you can find a thick (1/2-inch) slice of ham already packaged, or you can ask them to cut a thick slice at the deli counter. ~Elise
I made this casserole today. It was very good but quite mild. Next time I make it I will add caraway seed and a couple of tablespoons of cider vinegar. I think they would give it a little more of the Slavic flavor that I enjoy in Eastern European cooking. Thank you for sharing a great idea for using kohlrabi.
I’m looking forward to making this recipe. In the photo, it looks like there is a purply/red vegetable as well. Is that radicchio, treviso, or red pepper? Could even be sun-dried toms? Or, am I just misinterpreting the photo? Seems like any of the above would be delish, but I can’t find anything in the recipe ingredients that would produce that color in the photos. Can it possibly be the ham? Never seen ham that color.
Again, can’t wait to make it. I love kohlrabi.
Oh, and for those of you who might be unfamiliar with kohlrabi, it can also be purple on the outside.
That’s diced ham you are seeing. ~Elise
I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this casserole tastes like a ham and broccoli quiche. I had problems peeling the kohlrabi-any hints on doing this quickly and completely?
This was a recipe I know I’ll make again!
Helps to use a very sharp peeler with a carbon steel blade. We have several Kuhn Rikon peelers around the kitchen. Much sharper than the stainless steel blade peelers. ~Elise
It’s mid september and kohlrabi is back at our farmer’s market. I told one of our vendors last year that they should grow kohlrabi next year and the husband was thrilled. He is a Canadian transplant who loved kohlrabi and I think was just waiting for a reason to add it to their stand. My family is from Wisconsin Germans, and I have grown up eating raw kohlrabi with a little salt. Your build up to this recipe “If I could I would talk you all by the hand…” got me to try this dish… Yum. Thanks for giving me a new way to enjoy kohlrabi.
This recipe was a huge hit for my husband and I. It reminds me of a boiled dinner that my Grandma used to make.I am on a GF/CF diet and did a little substitute with olive oil instead of butter and coconut milk instead of whipping cream – very yummy!Thanks for a great new recipe! My husband is all excitted to plant even more in our garden next year, since ours will be gone as of tomorrow:)
I made this yesterday, and it was a HIT! I loved it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I have ordered the cookbook as well.
This message is for Wendy Richardson from western New York. You can find kohlrabi in Wegman’s supermarkets which are located in the Rochester and Buffalo area. It’s the size of an apple and is light green with leaves on it. In my Wegman’s it’s by the lettuce,radishes, swiss chard. Good luck.
p.s. We love kohlrabi and have grown it successfully in my raised garden for the last few years.
I’ve recently moved to Taiwan and I have a nearly non-existent kitchen (one gas burner, toaster oven, microwave), but can’t bring myself to remove your blog feed from my homepage. Luckily, we’ve got a TON of kohlrabi here, and I think I’ll see how this works in a toaster oven. Our kohlrabi are gigantic here, any idea how much 4 American ones weigh?
Thank you for posting this. My husband grew Kohlrabi last year and plans on planting again this year. I had not heard of this veggie until then. We loved it in salads all summer long and now it appears we will love it in this casserole. Please tell me what kind of ham did you use? Boiled? Smoked? Country? Thanks!!!!
Hi Linda, we use a Niman Ranch apple wood smoked ham, leftovers from Easter. Delicious! ~Elise
Is 9 x 13 about the right size for the pan or is this more of an 8 x 8? I’m reallly bad about judging sizes like that.
My husband doesn’t like cabbage but loves broccoli so we’ll have to see what side kohlrabi falls on for him.
I don’t recall ever seeing this at a grocery store, but since I don’t live that far from you (we’re up in Chico), I may not have looked very carfeully, so now I’ll keep my eyes peeled! :)
Can you use half and half or 2% milk instead of the cream? To reduce the fat?
This kohlrabi looks familiar although it looks somewhat different in India. In Indian cooking its usually made as a side dish to go with rice. If its the same veggie it should taste somewhat sour and little bit bitter! I did not know its grown here too- will have to search for it. Since we do not eat ham do you think I could substitute chicken?
We don’t eat pork, could smoked turkey be substituted with same effect ?
Smoked tofu would work too. ~Elise